Deadline for filing of annual returns

Purpose

This policy sets out when annual returns are to be filed under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFP Act).

Effective date

October 17, 2011

Deadline for filing an annual return

Every corporation must file an annual return within the 60 days following a corporation’s anniversary date. The anniversary date is the date your corporation incorporated, amalgamated or continued under the NFP Act. The date can be found on your corporation’s Certificate of Incorporation, Amalgamation or Continuance. You can also find your anniversary date on Corporations Canada’s online database.

The information on Form 4022 – Annual Return (See available instructions) must reflect your corporation’s situation as of the anniversary date. This form provides Corporations Canada with up-to-date information about your corporation, which we then make available on our website.  This enables members of the public, financial institutions and many other interested parties to make informed and timely decisions about not-for-profit corporations.

The information on your corporation will be updated on the Corporations Canada website within five days after Corporations Canada receives your annual return. You can check that it has been updated on the website.

Your corporation may be dissolved if it fails to file its annual return.

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