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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 rules “culpability is not a finite” in charitable donation scheme
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Canada
  • November 16 2016

According to Statistics Canada, 84 of Canadians aged 15 and over, or just under 24 million people, reported making at least one financial donation to


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


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


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


Quebec Court of Appeal confirms that the Canada-U.S. Tax Convention not Applicable to Quebec Residents
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 29 2016

In our July 2015 Newsletter, we wrote about a decision of the Court of Quebec in Emballages Starflex Inc. v. Agence du Revenu


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


Court confirms that religious charities must actively promote a religion
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • November 28 2014

Earlier this month, the Federal Court of Appeal was asked to consider whether the Minister of National Revenue (the "Minister") had erred in