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The T3010 is designed to collect detailed information about a registered charity’s activities, finances, and governance structure. This information is necessary for the CRA to assess whether the charity continues to meet the requirements for maintaining its charitable status.
Registered charities in Canada are required to file the T3010 annually within six months of their fiscal year-end. Failure to submit this form or providing inaccurate information can lead to penalties and, in extreme cases, the revocation of charitable status.
The T3010 requires charities to provide a wide range of information, including:
The information collected on the T3010 is made publicly available on the CRA’s website. This promotes transparency and allows the public to access details about a charity’s financial health and how it operates.
The CRA regularly updates reporting requirements. Please note that the T3010 is be revised periodically to reflect new regulations or address emerging issues.
There are different ways to access the T3010 data, depending on the use cases. Users can search for a specific charity, download and visualize the data, or explore and analyze the data. There are websites that offer different formats and features for the T3010 data. Here are some of the resources that you can use:
Opening Canada’s T3010 Charity Information Return Data: A report that explores the benefits and challenges of making T3010 data more open and usable. The report provides recommendations for improving the T3010 data system, based on interviews with experts and users of the data. It is part of the OD4D network, a global partnership that supports open data for development.