CRA consultation on foreign activities - some key points

August 20, 2009 | By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mark Blumberg
Topics: News, What's New from the Charities Directorate of CRA, Canadian Charity Law, Global Giving

The CRA in June released their “Consultation on the Proposed Guidance on Activities Outside of Canada for Canadian Registered Charities”.  The Consultation is at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/plcy/cnslttns/ccrc-eng.html   Here is a copy of an earlier paper that I delivered to the 2009 National Charity Law Symposium of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Charity and Not-for-Profit Law Sections entitled New CRA Foreign Activities Guidance:
Charities Circumnavigating the World Without Falling Off the Edge
.  It discusses what is new with CRA’s views on foreign activities based on a draft CRA paper.

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

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