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THEANON CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
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STE 1250-1500 WEST GEORGIA ST.
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It is our position that during the audit period, the Organization did not comply with the requirements set out in the Income Tax Act. In particular, it was found that the Organization failed to devote resources to charitable purposes by making gifts to non-qualified donees and providing undue benefits, carrying on an unrelated business, issuing donation receipts that were not in accordance with the Act and/or its Regulations and failing to maintain adequate books and records. The audit found that the Organization participated in tax planning arrangements which were designed to confer undue benefits on the parties involved. In 2005, the Organization, along with three other charities, participated in two corporate farm sale arrangements where shares of the corporations were purchased for $6.7 million. The corporations' assets, of equivalent value, were then donated to the Organization and the other participating charities who in turn issued official donation receipts. The corporations used the official donation receipts obtained to offset the capital gain taxes otherwise payable on the sale of their shares. Subsequent to the donations, the shares declined substantially in value leaving the Organization and the other charities with a minimal profit or participation fee. It is the position of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that the transfers for which the official receipts were issued did not legally qualify as gifts and that the Organization operated for the non-charitable purpose of facilitating the tax planning arrangements for a participation fee.
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