CRA News
June 2021 Charity & NFP Law Update
Published on June 24, 2021

By Esther S.J. Oh

   
 

Reminder of Filing Deadline for T3010 Registered Charity Information Returns

In an announcement released by the CRA on June 8, 2021, registered charities with a fiscal period ending on December 31st were reminded to file their Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return before the June 30, 2021. In 2020, the CRA had provided relief to charities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by extending the filing deadline for T3010s originally due between March 18, 2020 and December 31, 2020, to December 31 2020. However, this extension is no longer available and T3010s must be filed by their regular deadlines, i.e. within six months of the charity’s fiscal year-end.

The CRA encourages charities to file the T3010 online through My Business Account (MyBA), and has provided a new webpage on online filing. Further, the CRA indicates that online filing provides several benefits, including: (1) automated identification of forms, sections and schedules that need to be completed, together with reminders to attach required documentation such as financial statements; (2) immediate confirmation that the T3010 has been filed (with no need to mail or fax additional copies); (3) confirmation that the online submission date is the date the CRA officially received the T3010; and (4) display of the charity’s updated T3010 information on the CRA’s online List of Charities database on the day following submission.

   
 

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