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Definition: Taxes are a payment required by law, to fund the operation of the government and the services it provides.

Charity Central is a Canada-wide charity law education initiative which supports Canadian charities in understanding and complying with the requirements of the Income Tax Act in the areas of receipting, fundraising, record keeping, and accountability and transparency practices. The audiences for the resources are small, medium and large charities; staff, board members and volunteers involved with charities; and professionals and educational agencies that support the charitable sector. Charity Central is a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA).

Related keywords: Non-profit and charity law, Taxation, Volunteers

If you’ve been audited or reassessed by the Canada Revenue Agency and don’t agree with the result, the Tax Court Assistance Program (TCAP) may be able to help. The program is designed to help low-income Calgarians with tax dispute resolution.

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Alberta Resources

Free tax clinics are generally offered between March and April across Canada; some are even open year-round. Find a tax preparation clinic in your area. Do you need help with your tax return? If you have a modest income and a simple tax situation, volunteers at a free tax clinic may be able to complete your tax return for you.

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Representing yourself in court is a daunting task. This issue of LawNow offers some suggestions for success.

Related keywords: Self-representation, Small claims court, Taxation


The Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) registers qualifying organizations as charities, gives technical advice on operating a charity, handles audit and compliance activities, and provides donors with relevant information about donating to charities.
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The Canadian Revenue Agency's guide to donating, from how to find registered charities to how to claim the donation for your taxes. Includes a large glossary of terms used within charity laws.

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This guide is for people with medical expenses or impairments in physical or mental functions and anyone supporting these people. It gives information on eligible medical expenses, services the CRA provides for people with impairments in physical or mental functions, as well as other information on income tax, excise tax, customs, and the goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST).

Related keywords: Disabilities, Taxation

The Tax Court of Canada is the youngest superior court in Canada. The Court’s jurisdiction includes the hearing of appeals from assessments under the Income Tax Act, the Excise Tax Act (Goods and Services Tax “GST”), the Employment Insurance Act and the Canada Pension Plan, among others. The website gives access to the court judgments as well as providing information for people who plan to represent themselves at the court.

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The CBA Family Law Section has collaborated with Justice Canada, the Canada Revenue Agency and Finance Canada to develop the Tax Matters Toolkit. The Toolkit will help family law lawyers and their clients understand how tax rules might affect their future finances on separation or divorce. It explains the various credits, benefits and deductions, and will help you navigate and apply the often complex tax laws to the particular circumstances.

Related keywords: Divorce and separation, Taxation

The Taxpayers' Ombudsman is an independent and impartial officer who reviews complaints from people who believe they have been treated unfairly or unprofessionally by the Canada Revenue Agency. Website includes information about the eight service rights of taxpayers, tips for taxpayers, how to make a complaint and frequently asked questions about the service.

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