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CRA releases guidance on charitable trust requirements
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • October 12 2011

On August 15, 2011, the CRA released Guidance CG-009 concerning the requirements of a charitable trust


Receipting for services
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • November 27 2009

The CRA recently issued a reminder that charities cannot receipt for donated services


Clergy residence deduction update
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • June 27 2011

CRA has recently released two technical interpretations concerning eligibility for the clergy residence deduction under the Income Tax Act


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


Charities directorate checklist - continuance under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • November 30 2011

The CRA Charities Directorate has useful information on its website for charities that are incorporated pursuant to the Canada Corporations Act that will be required to continue under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act


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


Tax treatment of charitable donations from spousal trusts
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • February 28 2012

In December 2011, CRA released a technical interpretation that offers clarification on the rules surrounding donations to registered charities from spousal trusts


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

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


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


Treatment of enduring property for the purposes of the disbursement quota
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 29 2009

On April 22, 2009, the Canada Revenue Agency released a set of questions and answers concerning the treatment of enduring property for purposes of the disbursement quota