This module explains the language requirement of keeping books and records in compliance with the tax requirements of registered charities.
Registered charities must keep adequate books and records in
- English or French
The language used in the charitable activities does not affect the language of the books and records.
For example, all the program activities of your charity are in Korean. Your books and records are in Korean. You will need to have your books and records translated into English or French unless you have approval from Canada Revenue Agency that you can keep your books and records in Korean.
For more information see our FAQs: Books and Records – The Basics
Information in this module is provided for general educational purposes and not as legal or accounting advice. Consult a lawyer or accountant for professional advice.
Information is accurate as of 2019.
For changes after this date, consult Canada Revenue Agency.