Consultation — Political Activities of Charities – September 18, 2018

Consultation – Political Activities of Charities

September 18, 2018

OTTAWA:  Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, would like to inform residents that the Department of Finance has launched a 30-day public consultation period on draft legislative proposals to remove the quantitative limits on political activities from the Income Tax Act.

Under these draft legislative proposals, charities would still be required to be constituted and operated for exclusively charitable purposes, meaning they cannot have a political purpose, and restrictions against partisan political activities would remain.

The draft legislative proposals would apply retroactively to related audits and objections that are currently suspended. As announced on August 15, 2018, the Canada Revenue Agency will soon issue supporting administrative guidance for consultation with the charitable sector on how it would implement the legislative proposals released today.

Canadians are invited to provide comments on the draft legislative proposals below by October 13, 2018. You can send your comments to fin.charity-bienfaisance.fin@canada.ca .

For more information, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2018/09/backgrounder-draft-legislative-proposals-regarding-political-activities-of-charities.html

 

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