Charities and giving

Charities Program Update - 2015

Interested in learning more about what the Charities Directorate has been working on this past year? Check out our Charities Program Update – 2015. Here you will find updates on our outreach, education, and compliance activities, including those focused on political activities, and much more. We are excited to share our progress with you, and we look forward to the upcoming year!

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Charities: A to Z Donors: A to Z

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Charities

Applying for registration
How to apply, the review process, how to decide if registration is right for you, and more

Registered charity vs. non-profit organization
Definitions and examples

Operating a registered charity
Information for directors and trustees about the obligations of operating a registered charity

Gifting and receipting
Information about receiving gifts and issuing receipts

GST/HST checklist
Guidelines to obligations and entitlements

Compliance and audits
How the CRA promotes compliance, audit information, non-compliance issues

Policies and guidance
Policies and guidance about the requirements of the Income Tax Act and common law

More topics for charities

Charities and CRA: Make the Connection

Transcript
More videos and recorded webinars

Donors

Charities Listings
A searchable list of Canadian charities with information about their finances and activities

About registered charities
Learn about the regulation of charities and more

Making a donation
Learn who can issue official receipts, which gifts qualify, how to help disaster victims, and how to avoid fraud

Claiming charitable tax credits
Learn how to calculate and claim your charitable tax credit and more

More topics for donors

Other organizations that can issue donation receipts (qualified donees)

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