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Canadian charity law checklist features compliance issues

tickCharity and non-profit lawyer Mark Blumberg offers a compliance checklist for Canadian charities via the GlobalPhilanthropy.ca charity assistance project.

The 16-page checklist covers numerous important compliance topics, including:

  • Filing your T3010 registered charity information
  • Ensuring your T3010 is correct and complete
  • Ensuring your donation receipts are correct
  • Religious school tuition receipts
  • Fraudulent tax receipts
  • Charity gifting tax shelters
  • Acting outside legal objects
  • Non-charitable activities
  • Avoiding gifts to non-qualified donees
  • Fundraising costs and practices
  • Failure to meet disbursement quota
  • Political activities
  • Unrelated business activities
  • Transactions with directors
  • Employment issues
  • Keeping adequate books and records
  • Maintaining legal status
  • Provincial charitable registration
  • Internal financial controls
  • Basic risk management
  • Governance

While a checklist like this can be a valuable tool, organizations should consult a more comprehensive resource before acting. Not-for-Profit PolicyPro from First Reference, and its internal control peers, Finance & Accounting PolicyPro and Information Technology PolicyPro, offer just that.

Adam Gorley
First Reference Internal Controls, Human Resources and Compliance Editor

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Adam Gorley, B.A. (Phil.), is a researcher, content provider and editor. He contributes regularly to First Reference Talks and Internal Control blogs, HRinfodesk and other First Reference publications. His areas of focus include broad human resources issues, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance and government policies, information technology and labour market trends.Read more
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