At MASTERTAX we are committed to serving the needs of registered charities by providing complete accounting services to maintain your charitable organization in good status. We prepare and file your Annual Charity (T3010) Returns, including the Directors/Trustees Worksheet (T1235) the Qualified Donee’s Worksheet (T1236) and Financial Statements, as required by the federal Government.
PLEASE NOTE: If you send CRA the wrong forms, CRA will send it back to you. After CRA returns it to you,
you must fill out and send CRA the correct forms; if you do not, your charitable status may be revoked.
Canada Revenue Agency “CRA” has recently released a document, “Consequences of non-filing” which reminds charities that their registered status can be revoked if they fail to file the annual charity T3010 on time. The consequences of revocation for the charity are:
- it no longer qualifies for exemption from income tax as a registered charity
- it cannot issue official donation receipts
it may be subject to a tax equivalent to the full value of its remaining assets
Since each organization is different, we work closely with you. Charitable organizations in Canada are regulated under the Canadian Income Tax Act through the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency. There are more than 85,600 registered charities in Canada.
There are three types of registered charities. Every registered charity is designated as a:
- Charitable organization;
- Public foundation, or
- Private foundation.
The designation a charity receives depends on its structure, its source of funding, and its mode of operation. All registered charities, regardless of their designation, can issue official donation receipts for income tax purposes. Charity organization must be established and resident in Canada, operate for charitable purposes, and devote its resources to charitable activities.
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