On April 8, 2016, Imagine Canada retired T3010 QuickPrep. Please refer to the Q&A below for additional information.
[Information about the Charity Focus retirement]
When was QuickPrep launched?
QuickPrep was built in 2011 and went live February 15, 2012.
What was the original intent of QuickPrep?
QuickPrep was developed to improve the accuracy of the data charities’ submit to the Canada Revenue Agency.
Why the retirement?
While the tool has proved popular among a small group of core users, the continuing updates to the T3010 forms have created significant technological and financial challenges which severely limited the long-term viability of the tool. Given that CRA will soon be launching an online T3010 form, we have decided that supporting QuickPrep is no longer a priority for Imagine Canada.
QuickPrep was created with funding from CRA’s Charities Partnership & Outreach Program. This funding ended in 2012. Since then, Imagine Canada has supported the operation of and upgrades to QuickPrep through its own fundraising activities.
The CRA is working on launching a new set of online tools to guide charities through compliance and reporting. Their efforts makes QuickPrep redundant. It is anticipated that a new information filing tool will be available in 2017. Imagine Canada welcomes the CRA’s work to improve the compliance and reporting of charities.
What do I need to do if my charity has a QuickPrep account?
We recommend backing up any of your previous completed T3010 returns and any drafts of your current returns. If you are unable to finalize your 2015 return before we retire the site, please print a draft and copy the content you have already completed into a T3010 form available from the CRA.
To complete your backup:
- Login to your account.
- Locate each T3010 file.
- Go to print out PDF (you will need to do this for every year you completed a T3010 using the QuickPrep tool).
- Save the file to your computer.
Please note that the CRA still does not accept electronic filing of the T3010. Even with the QuickPrep tool, filers were required to print and submit their form via fax or post.
What about the ongoing security of my data?
After QuickPrep’s retirement, it will no longer be available via the internet. Any data in the QuickPrep system will be stored in a secure offline archive only accessible to select Imagine Canada staff.
What is an alternative to QuickPrep?
CRA provides a fillable PDF version of the T3010 form and there are other providers listed on their page.
Thank you for your use and support of the QuickPrep. If you have any questions, please connect with us at email@example.com.