T3010 charity return – Filing information

  1. Overview
  2. Before you file
  3. Filing information
  4. After you file

What is a complete return? 

A complete return must include all of these documents: 

When is your Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return due? 

File your return no later than six months after the end of your fiscal period. You could lose your charitable status if you file your return late. 

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Due dates for the T3010 return

If your fiscal period end is January 31, your T3010 information return is due no later than July 31.

If your fiscal period end is February 28, your T3010 information return is due no later than August 31.

If your fiscal period end is March 31, your T3010 information return is due no later than September 30.

If your fiscal period end is April 30, your T3010 information return is due no later than October 31.

If your fiscal period end is May 31, your T3010 information return is due no later than November 30.

If your fiscal period end is June 30, your T3010 information return is due no later than December 31.

If your fiscal period end is July 31, your T3010 information return is due no later than January 31.

If your fiscal period end is August 31, your T3010 information return is due no later than February 28.

If your fiscal period end is September 30, your T3010 information return is due no later than March 31.

If your fiscal period end is October 31, your T3010 information return is due no later than April 30.

If your fiscal period end is November 30, your T3010 information return is due no later than May 31.

If your fiscal period end is December 31, your T3010 information return is due no later than June 30.

 

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will mail the return package in the month following the end of your fiscal period. If you do not receive your return package, call 1-800-267-2384. 

Date received

When your return is mailed, the postmarked date indicated on the envelope is used as the received date. However, if the postmarked date is illegible, the CRA stamp date will be used.

If your return is hand-delivered, the CRA stamp date is used as the received date. 

New reporting requirement

As a result of the 2015 Federal Budget, all registered charities must now annually report partnership holdings. Charities with a fiscal year end of December 31, 2015, will receive an insert 15-122: New reporting requirements as part of their annual return package. Charities with fiscal years ending in 2016 will see a new question on partnership holdings included in Form T3010 (16).

Are you incorporated in Ontario? 

If you are incorporated in Ontario and subject to the Ontario Corporations Act, you must also include one of the following: 

For more information, go to Important information for registered charities incorporated, continued, or amalgamated in Ontario and subject to the Ontario Corporations Act.

What should not be included?

Do not include any of the following with your return: 

  • amended governing documents
  • donation receipts
  • requests to change your fiscal period-end 
  • other correspondence

Where should you mail your return? 

Charities Directorate
Canada Revenue Agency
Ottawa ON  K1A 0L5 

If you mail your return to an address other than the Charities Directorate (such as a tax services office), processing will be delayed.

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