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New Tools for Greater Public Access to Information about Charities
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • July 28 2016

In June 2016, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) introduced two new web forms that give the public much greater access to information about Canadian


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


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


Federal Court of Appeal confirms public foundation must have multiple trusteesdirectors
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 31 2012

The Federal Court of Appeal recently released its decision in Sheldon Inwentash and Lynn Factor Charitable Foundation v. The Queen


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


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


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


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


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


The CRA releases new guidance on charitable organizations outside Canada that have received a gift from the Crown
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • August 30 2012

On August 10, 2012 the Canada Revenue Agency (the “CRA”) released a new Guidance on charitable organizations outside Canada that have received a gift from Her majesty in Right of Canada (CG-015