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This web site is for Donors who participated in the Christian Economic Assistance Foundation (“CEAF”) Student Support Program. It offers donors information and updates about the tax appeal to the CRA. Nothing on this web site is legal advice for you to rely on.

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If you are a CEAF donor who may be or has been reassessed by the CRA, and you are not already our client, click here to learn how to engage our firm in this matter. 

If you have already received a CRA Reassessment and it is dated more than 30 days ago, and you are still interested in engaging our firm, please contact us directly at 416.800.1958 or at ceaf@mkwtaxlaw.com

MAY 2024 UPDATE

It has recently been brought to our attention that CEAF donors have begun to receive “30 Day Letters” from CRA.  CRA is proposing to:

1. Issue Notices of Confirmation in 30 days confirming the denial of the charitable donation tax credits related to donations to CEAF; and

2. Provide complete relief from interest payable on the increased tax payable on account of the denial of the tax credits from mid-October 2013 to the date of the formal denial.  We note that this interest relief is extremely generous.

It is unfortunate that CRA did not, in accordance with their usual practice, contact us as your authorized representative in advance of sending these letters.  We have been in touch with the CRA Appeals Officer who advised that similar letters will be sent to all CEAF donors.  The Appeals Officer agreed to an extension of the 30 day deadline until July 3, 2024.

SHOULD ANY OF YOU RECEIVE A NOTICE OF CONFIRMATION FROM CRA PLEASE SEND A COPY TO US IMMEDIATELY AS THERE IS A STRICT 90 DEADLINE FROM THE DATE OF A NOTICE OF CONFIRMATION TO INITIATE AN APPEAL TO THE TAX COURT OF CANADA. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY RETAINED WITH RESPECT TO ANY APPEAL TO TAX COURT.  ANY APPEAL TO TAX COURT WOULD NEED TO BE DISCUSSED IN ADVANCE, INCLUDING A DISCUSSION OF THE CHANCES OF SUCCESS AND THE COSTS OF LITIGATION. WE WOULD REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL RETAINER PRIOR TO BEING RETAINED FOR AN APPEAL. PLEASE SEND US A COPY OF THE LETTER YOU RECEIVE FROM CRA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BY EMAIL TO CEAF@MKWTAXLAW.COM OR BY FAX AT 416-601-2514.