Have you ever had trouble finding information on the CRA’s website relating to charities? Well the site has really improved over the last couple of years and is a lot more user friendly. However, here is a suggestion if you are looking for a document on the CRA website. Go to google and if you are are looking for information on disbursement quota type in the following:
disbursement quota site:cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/
That will search the charity directorate website in English for documents that have the words disbursement and quota - if you want the phrase “disbursement quota” try putting it all in quotation marks “disbursement quota”. Now I must admit that finding documents on disbursement quota is not going to help you actually understand anything about it - for that you need to speak to Elena Hoffstein! Unfortunately there is only so much that CRA and its webmaster can do - the rest is in the hands of Finance.
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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.