Revised Registered Charity Information Return (T3010)
Federally registered charities are regulated by the Canada Customs
and Revenue Agency (CCRA) because they are exempt from income tax and
are able to provide tax receipts to donors so that they may obtain tax
relief. To demonstrate compliance with federal tax laws, registered
charities must file a Registered Charity Information Return
(T3010) with the CCRA each year.
As a result of consultations with registered charities and voluntary-sector
stakeholders, the CCRA undertook a major redesign effort to make the
annual return less difficult for charities to complete. Charities had
indicated that they found the form to be lengthy and complex. The CCRA
worked in close co-operation with the Joint Regulatory
Table (JRT) in developing a new, simplified reporting form. The
JRT is part of the Voluntary Sector Initiative, which is a co-operative
initiative of the voluntary sector and the Government of Canada.
As a result, a new Registered Charity Information Return (called
the T3010A) has been introduced. A sample of the return is available
on the CCRA Web site at www.ccra-adrc.gc.ca/tax/charities/newt3010a-e.html.