Here are some recent revocation letters from CRA in which the Charities Directorate explains why they revoked certain charities for cause.
Bette’s Single Family & Senior Food Bank. CRA noted “The Canad~ Revenue Agency’s (CRA) audit has revealed that the Organization is not complying with the requirements set out in the Income Tax Act. In particular, it was found that the Organization failed to devote all of its resources to charitable purposes and charitable activities, conferred an unacceptable or undue private benefit, failed to meet its disbursement quota requirement, failed to maintain adequate books and records, issued receipts not in accordance with the Act and/or its Regulations, and made errors on form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return.
Satnam Trust.pdf CRA noted that Satnam Trust “failed to maintain adequate books and records; provided funding to non-qualified donees outside Canada; and issued donation receipts not in accordance with the Act.”
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Mark Blumberg is a partner at the law firm of Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto and works almost exclusively in the areas of non-profit and charity law.