Government filings

This page explains what to include in your annual return.
If your nonprofit is incorporated in Ontario, it has to file an Information Return and other forms annually. If you don’t, then your nonprofit could, for example, lose its nonprofit or charitable status.

Do we have to file anything with the government at the end of the year?
Yes.
This Government of Ontario resource explains which forms you need to fill out for your Information Return every year. (See Question 5)

Do we have to pay taxes?
Sometimes.
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services also explains which nonprofits have to pay taxes. Certain nonprofits may also have to file Form T1044. Find out if this rule applies to you and how to fill out the T1044.

Do we have to tell the government if we make changes to our board duties or bylaws?
Yes.
Nonprofits have deadlines to let the government know of changes to corporate information such as its:

  • address
  • directors and
  • name

What happens if we don’t file in time?
If you don’t file what the government asks you to file in time, the nonprofit or its directors can be fined.

Keeping Your Corporate Records Up to Date (52:39) is a webinar that discusses government filings in greater detail.

Registered charities Registered charities have to file the T3010 with the Canada Revenue Agency.

 

Reviewed: August 2017