The Ontario government has recently extended the ability for Ontario Corporations Act (OCA) corporations to have corporate virtual meetings until May 31, 2021. It is contained in O. Reg. 544/20: EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY SUSPENSION PERIOD.
As a condition of charitable registration, charities are required to keep proper books and records. This requirement not only enables the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) to audit charities efficiently, but it also ensures that charities are able to justify and validate the information provided on their T3010, Registered Charity Information Returns. One of the most common issues of non–compliance for registered charities is failure to keep adequate books and records.
Books and records include a corporation’s governing documents as well as its source documents. Governing documents are those documents that give a corporation its legal existence (e.g., articles of incorporation, articles of amendment, letters patent, and supplementary letters patent). Source documents, on the other hand, are those documents that support the information contained in the corporation’s books and records (e.g., invoices, vouchers, contracts and bank deposit slips). Charities must hold on to their governing documents for a period of … Continue reading “CRA revises position on the retention of church envelopes”