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New Tools for Greater Public Access to Information about Charities

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…

Abid Ahmed, Nicole K. D'Aoust.

Finance Proposes Changes to the Taxation of Trusts and Estates and the Use of Charitable Donation Tax Credits by Estates

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…

Nicole K. D'Aoust, Rahul Sharma.

Liberal Government Follows Through on Promised Tax Rate Changes

Canada - December 21 2015 In a Ways and Means Motion passed by the House of Commons on December 9, 2015, the new government introduced the changes to tax rates promised during…

Benjamin Mann, Rahul Sharma.

Department of Finance provides receptive response on January 1, 2016 rules for the taxation of spousal and similar trusts

Canada - November 20 2015 On November 16, 2015, the Department of Finance issued a letter (the “Letter”) to representative leadership organizations forming part of the…

Martin J. Rochwerg, Rahul Sharma.

CRA releases new guidance on charitable purposes and activities that benefit youth

Canada - June 30 2013 CRA has released a new Guidance, CG-020, that sets out the Charities Directorate's position on when an organization that is established to benefit…