Charities Directorate of CRA adds many new documents to website

April 22, 2009 | By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mark Blumberg
Topics: What's New from the Charities Directorate of CRA, Canadian Charity Law

CRA has been busy updating their website at If you are interested in rules and regulations for Canadian charities and have not visited the CRA website recently then I encourage you to do so.

Here are some new and recently revised documents on the CRA website:

RC4424   Completing the Tax Return Where Registration of a Charity is Revoked

These documents relate to registration of Canadian charities:

Make an informed decision

Advantages of registration

Obligations of registration

Consequences of terminating registration

Questions and answers on the treatment of enduring property for the purposes of the disbursement quota

Checklist for charities on avoiding terrorist abuse

Revised Summary Policy, CSP-S14, Sport

New Guidance, CPS-027, Sports and Charitable Registration

New topics have been added to the Applying for registration ( section:
How to apply
What is charitable?
Describing your activities
The application review process
What is a governing document?
Incorporation documents


Revised Summary Policy CSP-R20, Research

New Guidance CPS-029, Research as a Charitable Activity

Revised Policy Commentary CPC-012, Expenses incurred by volunteers


Mark Blumberg is a lawyer at Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto, Ontario.  He can be contacted at or at 416-361-1982. To find out more about legal services that Blumbergs provides to Canadian charities and non-profits please visit or

This article is for information purposes only. It is not intended to be legal advice. You should not act or abstain from acting based upon such information without first consulting a legal professional.



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