In order for a charity to maintain its charitable status, the Form T3010 Registered Charity Information Return (“T3010 Information Return”) must be filed each year within 6 months following the end of the charity’s fiscal period.
Approximately two years ago, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) created an infographic to remind charities of their T3010 deadlines. For example, if a charity’s fiscal year end is January 31, the T3010 Information Return is due no later than July 31. Similarly, if a charity’s fiscal year end is February 28, the T3010 Information Return is due no later than August 31. The infographic is easy to follow and encourages voluntary compliance for registered charities. To view the infographic, click on the following link: T3010 Charity Return Filing Information.
To reduce the administrative burden on charities, the CRA is modernizing its Information Technology systems to provide new online service options. In particular, one of the CRA’s initiatives is that, beginning in November 2018, registered charities will be able to complete and file the T3010 Information Return online.
To view more information on the online services that CRA will be offering starting in November, click on the following link: Guidance and Forms.