Browse the Alphabetical index of topics.

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  • Charities Listings
    Search the online list of Canadian charities. View a charity's information return to learn about their finances and activities.
  • How to get information about a charity
    Search the listings, contact the charity, or make an information request
  • Checklists for charities
    Easy-to-follow checklists to help with the responsibilities of operating a registered charity
  • Resources for charities and donors
    Information sessions, webinars, newsletters, educational programs offered by other organizations, a toolbox for directors, and resources for charities about political activities
  • Applying for registration
    How to apply, the review process, charitable purposes and activities, governing documents, questions and answers, and more
  • Operating a registered charity
    Information for directors/trustees about a charity's obligations under the Income Tax Act including filing the return, activities, receipts, spending requirement, books and records, making changes, and more
  • Compliance and audits
    How the CRA promotes compliance, audit information, non-compliance issues
  • Revoking registered status
    Types of revocation, consequences, revocation processes, revocation tax, requirements for re-registration, and more
  • Policies and guidance
    Summary policies, policy statements, policy commentaries, policies for consultation, case law, and statute law

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