Topics: News, What's New from the Charities Directorate of CRA, Canadian Charity Law, Ethics and Canadian Charities, Avoiding 'Charity' Scams
Every year Canadian registered charities must file the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return with the Charities Directorate of CRA. In June 2019 Canadian registered charities will be able to file the T3010 online which will make the process easier and quicker. If charities do not file the form, they can be revoked by CRA for non-filing. If the T3010 is not filed accurately it can be cause for suspension of a charity's receipting privileges. On June 10, 2019 at 1pm, we will be hosting the Fundamentals of the T3010 and Transparency for Canadian charities, a 3-hour workshop on legal and practical issues relating to the T3010 filing and transparency for charities. Register here.
The T3010 is a complicated form dealing for some charities with legal, accounting and operational issues. This seminar will focus on the legal and operational issues and not accounting issues. Understanding the T3010 is essential for those involved with finance and governance at charities, as well as researchers, grant writers, funders and fundraisers.
While the T3010 can be complicated and there are many ways in which a charity can show transparency, the T3010 is the minimum legal requirement of charities. The T3010 is one of the main tools that the CRA uses to decide which charity will be audited and it is often consulted by major donors and funders when making important decisions that can affect charities.
The program will be led by charity lawyer Mark Blumberg.
Blumbergs’ Fundamentals of the T3010 and Transparency for Canadian charities will be of interest to staff at non-profits and charities responsible for compliance issues especially finance and governance at charities, as well as researchers, grant writers, funders, fundraisers, programs officers, professional advisors such as lawyers and accountants who advise charities and non-profits, and board members of Canadian charities.
Timing and content is subject to change. There are a limited number of spaces available for this conference.
Do you require legal advice with respect to Canadian or Ontario non-profits or charities?
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.