Archive for the ‘Philanthropy/Charitable Giving’ Category

When Charities Die

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Contrary to public perception, it is quite common for charities to die.   The majority of charities are small, volunteer-run entities and some run out of steam and are deregistered.  Since 2011, over 7,536 charities have had their status revoked by Canada Revenue Agency for reasons ranging from exhaustion and mergers ...

60 Months: Estate Donations Revised

Monday, January 25th, 2016

On January 15th, 2016 the Department of Finance announced changes to the trust and estate donation rules that came into effect at the beginning of 2016.   Three measures affected charitable donations, including two improvements to the “estate donation” rule. 1. Timing of Transfer Estate donations – gifts by will and direct designation ...