Posts Tagged ‘revocation’

Blake on the Huffington Post: CRA “Gotcha” Audits Need to Stop

October 22nd, 2014 by admin

In a recent piece I pointed out that when the Minister of National Revenue issues a Notice of Intention to Revoke, a charity must appeal to the same Minister who issued the Notice. There is no guarantee of an independent appeal process. The Appeals Branch of CRA’s Tax and Charities Appeals Directorate does not even go through the motions of opening a new file. The file number assigned by the Charities Directorate auditor remains the designation of the file throughout the so-called appeal process.

This ineffective appeal process becomes even more frustrating when one recognizes that revocation frequently proceeds on insignificant administrative issues rather than on substantive issues such as political activities. When government or industry officials want a charity closed down, they have little interest in the way they achieve revocation. All they care about is whether, at the end of the audit, they can raise their martini glasses and say GOTCHA.

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Categories: Audits, CRA, Charity, Compliance, Politics

One quarter of US charities face losing their status

April 27th, 2010 by Blake Bromley, Bio

As many as 25 per cent of nonprofits in the US are facing the loss of their tax exemption. The New York Times says that 400,000 nonprofit organizations are “weeks away from a doomsday”, thanks to a provision in a 2006 federal bill. The deadline is May 15, 2010.

Previously in the United States, charities with an annual revenue under $25,000 were excused from filing tax forms. Read more…

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Categories: Charity, Politics