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Federal court of appeal confirms pastoral agents not eligible for clergy residence deduction
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • October 29 2010

In the February 2009 edition of this newsletter we reported on the Tax Court of Canada decision in Proulx v. Her Majesty The Queen


Finance Proposes Changes to the Taxation of Trusts and Estates and the Use of Charitable Donation Tax Credits by Estates
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • January 21 2016

On January 15, 2016, the Department of Finance released legislative proposals to amend certain new rules in the Income Tax Act (ITA) that govern the


Receipting for fundraising events held by individual supporters
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • June 30 2012

The CRA released a technical interpretation on May 23, 2012 (2010-0391511E5) concerning whether a donation receipt can be issued by a charity to an individual who has agreed to host a fundraising dinner on behalf of a charity and to the individuals who purchased the right to attend the fundraising dinner


Clergy residence deduction when can youth pastors qualify?
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • January 30 2012

In a technical interpretation released by the CRA on June 27, 2011, the CRA was asked to consider whether a pastor in charge of a children’s ministry qualified for the clergy residence deduction


CRA releases multiple replacement guidances
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2011

CRA has recently issued several policy guidances which update and replace previous CRA policy statements on various topics. Charities should ensure that they are familiar with the contents of these guidances, as they constitute the most current statements of CRA’s position on each issue


Charity employee compensation Bill C-470 update salary cap dropped, disclosure remains
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • December 31 2010

In the April 2010 edition of this newsletter we reported on a private members bill, Bill C-470, introduced by Albina Guarnieri, Member of Parliament for Mississauga East, that would have given the Canada Revenue Agency the discretion to revoke the charitable status of a charity where the charity had paid a single executive or employee annual compensation over $250,000 and that would have required disclosure of the salary and benefits of the top 5 employees working with the charity


Recent CRA policy shift concerning non-profit organization exempt status
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • June 29 2011

Two recent CRA technical interpretations have signalled a change in the way that the CRA is interpreting the provisions of paragraph 149(1)(l


The CRA continues to investigate and prosecute fraud
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • August 31 2009

A recent fraud case involving an individual who pled guilty to two counts of tax evasion and was sentenced to time served plus one day and fined $145,760 serves as a reminder to donors and charities alike that the Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA") is committed to investigating and prosecuting offenders


Clergy residence deduction denied
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • August 31 2010

The CRA was recently asked to comment on whether an Executive Director of a charity was entitled to claim the clergy residence deduction made available in the Income Tax Act


Receipting for services
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • September 28 2012

Charities are reminded that it is not permissible to issue receipts for donated services