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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


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


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 new guidance on charitable purposes and activities that benefit youth
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • 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


Treatment of enduring property for the purposes of the disbursement quota
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 29 2009

On April 22, 2009, the Canada Revenue Agency released a set of questions and answers concerning the treatment of enduring property for purposes of the disbursement quota


Receipting for services
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • November 27 2009

The CRA recently issued a reminder that charities cannot receipt for donated services


Receipting for services
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • September 28 2012

Charities are reminded that it is not permissible to issue receipts for donated services


Clergy residence deduction denied
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • August 31 2010

The CRA was recently asked to comment on whether an Executive Director of a charity was entitled to claim the clergy residence deduction made available in the Income Tax Act


Alter ego trust as charitable remainder trust
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • January 31 2011

A question regarding the use of an alter ego trust (or a joint partner trust) as a charitable remainder trust was raised at the CRA roundtable at the 2010 CALU Conference (CRA document number 2010-0359461C6


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