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Registered charity

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

If your organization is eligible, there may be some tax advantages to registering it as a charity. You may be able to:

  • Be exempt from paying income tax
  • Get a GST/HST exemption
  • Issue official donation receipts for gifts you receive

To be eligible:

  • Your charity's resources must be devoted to charitable activities.
  • It must be located in Canada.
  • The income cannot benefit the charity's members.
  • The charity must benefit the public.

To register your organization as a charity, you must incorporate it or make sure it is governed by a trust or constitution that explains its purpose and structure.

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