BR20. Our charity’s fiscal year just ended. How soon do we have to submit our return and what needs to be included?

BR20. Our charity’s fiscal year just ended. How soon do we have to submit our return and what needs to be included?


Short answer

You have six months to file and you must include a Registered Charity Information Return and the Registered Charity Basic Information Sheet (form T3010B). Failure to file on time may result in a charity being deregistered.

Example

A T3010 return for a December 31 fiscal period end is due on or before June 30 of the following year.

T3010 Filing Deadlines

Long answer

As the Income Tax Act states in s.149.1 (14)

Every registered charity shall, within 6 months from the end of each taxation year of the charity, file with the Minister both an information return and a public information return for the year, each in prescribed form and containing prescribed information, without notice or demand therefore.

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The CRA’s instructions for completing the necessary forms can be found at Filing the T3010-1 information return