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July 2011

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Recent Decision Highlights Importance of Proper Receipting

Andrew Valentine

The recent decision of the Tax Court of Canada in Oloya v. R. highlights the pitfalls that can occur when insufficient attention is paid to the form and content of donation receipts issued to donors. The case involved an appeal...

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Federal Court of Appeal Denies Registration to News Organization

Robert B. Hayhoe

In June, the Federal Court issued its decision in News To You Canada v. Minister of National Revenue in which it denied the organization’s appeal of the Canada Revenue Agency’s refusal to register it as a charitable organization.  This decision,...

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Employer Compliance Measures Come to Canada

Canada has joined the ranks of other countries such as the UK, the US, and Australia, in imposing compliance measures on employers who bring foreign workers to Canada.  Effective April 1, 2011, employers must demonstrate compliance with new regulations for...

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Saskatchewan’s Charitable Fund-raising Businesses Act

Saskatchewan’s Charitable Fund-raising Businesses Act (“Act”) has been in force since 2003.  The Act requires licensing of all businesses which solicit contributions or manage fund-raising on behalf of a charitable organization from residents of Saskatchewan.  The Act provides that no...

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Public Information on Charities

Kate Lazier

Transparency is the buzz word of the year. Increasingly, people want more information on charities.  This a good time to pause to consider what information is publicly available. The Income Tax Act provides that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) can...

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