More Third Party Penalties upcoming against individuals and Canadian charities

September 18, 2011 | 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, Ethics and Canadian Charities, Avoiding 'Charity' Scams

I requested from CRA information about the status of Third Party Penalties (TPP).  Some Third Party Penalties are applied to individuals (who are involved with charities) and some to the registered charity itself. 

As at August 30, 2011 CRA advised:


PAST
There are 17 cases where Third Party Penalties (TPP) were assessed.  The total TPP assessed on the 17 cases is $59.7 million. Included in the 17 cases is one case where TPP was assessed on a charitable organization and the other 16 were presumably against individuals. 


ONGOING
There are 33 cases ongoing, out of which one case involves a charitable organization and presumably 32 involve individuals who have been involved with charities.

CRA advised that “Unfortunately we would prefer not to provide numbers on ongoing cases because some penalties that have been proposed could be objected to and subsequently cancelled.”

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