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The primary purpose test – deciphering CASL’s charities exemption

What about registered charities? Are they required to comply with CASL’s requirements or are they exempt from compliance? The answer to that question was made somewhat clearer on July 4, 2014.

 

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Ontario exemption for Employer Health Tax increasing in 2014

The Ontario government passed Supporting Small Businesses Act, 2013 (formerly Bill 105). The changes mean 88 percent of private-sector employers in Ontario effective January 1, 2014, are now be exempt from paying the Employer Health Tax (also know as a payroll tax or EHT).

 

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Tick Tock: It’s time to continue under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

According to data obtained from Corporations Canada, as of September 1st, only 1,663 out of approximately 25,000 corporations have made the corporate changeover to the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act . Recognizing that many of these corporations are inactive, that still leaves thousands of corporations to continue by the October 17, 2014 deadline.

 

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Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act update

So, the Ontario government is taking another step toward implementing the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act. It has introduced, Bill 85, An Act to amend various companies statutes and to amend other statutes consequential to the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010, which would make amendments to several existing laws that are necessary before the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act can come into force…

 

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Why every charity should consider incorporation

Before a group can be registered as a charity, there has to actually be some legal thing to register. This means that every charity faces the choice of which legal structure to use. A charity can be constituted as a trust, an unincorporated association, or a corporation.

 

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