RC4. What is a charitable registration number?

RC4. What is a charitable registration number?


Short Answer

A charitable registration number is a number assigned by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to a registered charity.

Long Answer

A charitable registration number has 12 digits and 2 letters. It consists of

  • your nine-digit business number (this number is unique and does not change no matter how many or what type of CRA accounts you have)
  • the two letters RR identify your account as a registered charity
  • 0001 is the reference number used to distinguish between internal divisions with the same program accounts.

Example

987654321RR0001 is an example of a charitable registration number