Upcoming Changes to CRA Charity Forms

In December 2018, amendments were made to the Income Tax Act, removing the limits on charities engaging in public policy advocacy activities. As a result of these changes, the reporting requirements related to a charity’s spending on political activities are no longer necessary. Canada Revenue Agency has announced that they will be revising Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return, and Form T2050, Application to Register as a Charity under the Income Tax Act. Canada Revenue Agency will publish instructions on its website soon relating to these changes.