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The new British Columbia Societies Act: what happens next?
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • May 26 2015

The new Societies Act (S.B.C. 2015 c.18) received Royal Assent on May 14, 2015. It provides rules for the incorporation and governance of


Non-profit board members’ duty of confidentiality
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • June 20 2012

Like their for-profit counterparts, board members of a non-profit corporation are in a fiduciary relationship with the corporation


New Reporting Requirement for Charities
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • February 1 2016

The 2015 Federal Budget proposed changes to the Income Tax Act (Canada) to allow a registered charity to invest in a limited partnership as long as


Liberal Government Increases Top Tax Rates and Adjusts the Charitable Tax Credit at the Same Time!
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • February 3 2016

On December 7, 2015, the Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, confirmed the intention of the Liberal Government to move ahead with their proposal to


Tax treatment of the provision of rent-free leases to charity
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • January 31 2013

Charities are occasionally offered the opportunity to use the property of another person free of charge. This may include the provision of rent-free


Reference letter liability
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • August 31 2011

Charities and non-profit organizations that provide reference letters to departing and former employees need to ensure that they are aware of the possible legal implications that such letters entail


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


British Columbia’s New Societies Act
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • January 25 2016

The new Societies Act (the "new Act"), which will come into force on November 28, 2016, is now featured on the BC Registry Services website (the


The Canada Revenue Agency's views on 149(1)(l) non-profit organizations
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • December 22 2009

A recently released technical interpretation (document 2009-0337311E5) has given rise to concerns that the Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA") may be altering its administrative policies with respect to how organizations that are established with the intention of qualifying as a 149(1)(l) tax exempt non-profit organization can operate


NFP Q&A: can charities return donations?
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • December 11 2013

Body: Charities may find themselves in a predicament when faced with a decision of whether to return donations. For example, donors may request that