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Can a political purpose also be a charitable purpose? Perspectives on the impact of Re Greenpeace of New Zealand Inc. in Canada
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Canada
  • October 31 2014

A number of Canadian charities have recently come under scrutiny by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regarding their charitable status. In Canada, a


Court rules in case involving director’s liability for income tax and other amounts
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • October 31 2014

The Income Tax Act (Canada) (the "Act") provides that directors of a corporation, including a not-for-profit corporation, are liable for income tax


U.K. Charity Commission decision in the Human Dignity Trust overturned implications of the decision
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • July 31 2014

A decision of the UK First-Tier Tribunal (Charity) has been released that will be of interest to charities in Canada, particularly those engaged in


Court criticises CRA for delaying assessment of donation shelter donations
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 31 2013

In a recent case, the Federal Court confirmed that the CRA is obliged to examine and assess a tax return with "all due dispatch" even if the taxpayer


Prescient Foundation v. M.N.R.
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 31 2013

On May 1, 2013 the Federal Court of Appeal delivered its judgement in Prescient Foundation v. M.N.R.: 2013 FCA 120. The judgement was delivered by Mr


Charitable gift donation credit to a non-qualified donee is not a Charter Right
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • December 10 2013

Have you ever wondered whether claiming a tax deduction for a charitable gift to a non-qualified donee is a Charter Right? The Tax Court of Canada


Compliance agreements - not worth the paper
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • June 25 2009

The late movie maker, Sam Goldwyn, was famously quoted as saying that "an oral contract is not worth the paper it's written on."


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


Client awarded judgment against accountant who advised in favour of donation tax shelter scheme
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • July 31 2010

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently awarded approximately $45,000 to two individuals who sued their accountant for advising them to participate in a donation tax shelter arrangement and for taking secret commissions in respect of the scheme


Federal Court of Appeal upholds decision denying charitable credits
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • April 30 2011

In the April 2010 issue of this Newsletter, we reported on the decision of the Tax Court of Canada in Coleman v. M.N.R., in which the Tax Court denied charitable donation credits claimed by various donors to a structured scholarship fundraising program