Topics: News, What's New from the Charities Directorate of CRA, Canadian Charity Law, Avoiding 'Charity' Scams
The Charities Directorate of CRA has added a number of new pages dealing with revoking registrations of Canadian registered charities. These pages will help a charity that is either proposed to be revoked or has been revoked understand its rights and obligations. Here is What’s New http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/whtsnw/menu-eng.html and here is the section on revocation: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/rvkng/menu-eng.html
I have discussed before the dangers of having a “dormant” charity that just files its T3010 to maintain its registered status. Essentially that could be taken over by some “evil-doers” and the charity’s receipting privileges could be misused. The section on voluntary revocation sets out quite succinctly and easily how a charity can apply for voluntary revocation http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/rvkng/typs/vlntry-eng.html If you are involved with a dormant charity you should read the section on voluntary revocation. Also keep in mind if your charity has assets they need to be dealt with appropriately.
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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.