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COVID-19: Charities Directorate

Tax Development Mar 20, 2020

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) recently released the notice Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Charities Directorate with details on filing deadline extensions for charities.  Charities with a T3010, “Registered Charity Information Return” due between March 18, 2020 and December 31, 2020, will have their filing deadline extended to December 31, 2020.   The filing extension has been made as part of the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.  This extension recognizes that charities will be focusing their resources on assisting Canadians as they deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and will likely require more time to complete their returns.

The CRA also advises charities to register for the secure online My Business Account service to access new digital services available to them while the Charities Directorate’s operations are suspended.