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CRA requirements for charitable registration

Objects of registered charities in Canada are sometimes not charitable

Objects are very important and often Canadian charities don’t understand that even though they are a registered charity their objects may not actually be charitable.

 

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What is the CRA policy on political advocacy activities carried out by registered charities?

Registered charities have special concerns when it comes to the legal and administrative application of the Income Tax Act. To maintain charitable status under the Act, a charity must devote substantially all of its resources to charitable purposes and activities—and avoid excessive political activity…

 

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How to ensure you meet CRA requirements for charitable registration

The Canada Revenue Agency has published a succinct summary of the general requirements that an organization requires to qualify as a charity (charitable organization, private foundation, or public foundation). The seven general requirements are set out below:

 

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