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June 2012

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Miller Thomson Foundation Announces Recipients for 2012 National Scholarship Programme

The Miller Thomson Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients for its 2012 National Scholarship Programme.  100 high school students will receive entrance scholarships in the amount of $3000 each to support their pursuit of secondary education in Canada.  Over...

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CRA Comments on NPO Issues Facing Sports Clubs and Associations

Andrew Valentine

Two recent CRA technical interpretations offer guidance into the CRA’s views on issues affecting sports clubs and associations operating as non-profit organizations (“NPOs”).  As part of an ongoing audit project, the CRA is reviewing the operations of a wide range...

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Receipting for Fundraising Events Held by Individual Supporters

Amanda J. Stacey

The CRA released a technical interpretation on May 23, 2012 (2010-0391511E5) concerning whether a donation receipt can be issued by a charity to an individual who has agreed to host a fundraising dinner on behalf of a charity and to...

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Court Upholds Diocese’s Control of Property

Kate Lazier

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently decided a case involving two groups that each claimed to be the proper trustees of the property of a congregation of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Canada (the “Diocese”). The congregation was not...

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Recent Case Reminds Charities about the Risks with False Donation Receipts

Andrew Valentine

The recent decision of the Tax Court of Canada in Grosset v. The Queen offers a reminder to charities and their donors to beware the risks involved with false receipts. The case involved two taxpayers, Oneil and James Grossett, appealing...

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