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Department of Finance releases draft legislation to implement changes to charitable bequests
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2014

On August 29th, the Department of Finance released draft legislation to implement changes proposed in the 2014 Budget with respect to charitable


ONCA delayed until 2016
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • July 31 2014

The Ontario government has confirmed that the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) is not expected to be in force until 2016. The ONCA was passed


Speech by Director General of the Charities Directorate is published online
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • July 31 2014

At the 2014 National Charity Law Symposium held on May 23, 2014, Cathy Hawara, the Director General of the CRA Charities Directorate, gave a speech


CRA comments on tax treatment of fundraising event organized by an individual
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • October 31 2014

A technical interpretation published recently by the CRA addresses the tax treatment of fundraising events organized by individuals. While many of


New CRA resources
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • April 30 2014

The CRA Charities Directorate has released new resources in 2014 that will be of interest to charities and their donors. New Videos on Political


Ontario government passes Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • December 30 2014

In the November issue of this Newsletter, we reported on Bill 8, the Ontario Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014. This legislation


Charities and not-for-profit newsletter
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 31 2012

The text of a recent address given by the Director General of the CRA Charities Directorate, Cathy Hawara, at the Canadian Bar Association National Charity Law Symposium has been published on the CRA website


CRA releases draft guidance on registration of arts organizations
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • November 30 2011

On November 1, the Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA") released for consultation a draft Guidance on Arts Organizations and Charitable Registration, which outlines CRA’s views on when an arts organization will qualify for registration as a charity


CRA releases updated guidance on community economic development: expands acceptable program related investments
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • August 30 2012

On July 26, CRA released CG-014, an updated Guidance on community economic development activities and charitable registration


CRA comments on treatment of donated employment income
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • August 30 2012

In a technical interpretation released on July 26, 2012, CRA commented on the tax treatment of income earned abroad by employees of a charity that is transferred to the charity pursuant to an employment requirement