A Guide to Year End Giving

A Guide to Year End Giving

Posted Dec 4th, 2017 in News & Updates

A Guide to Year End Giving

Follow your heart and save money on income tax by contributing to charity this holiday season.


To encourage donations, the federal and provincial governments have provided a two-tiered credit system to add up all your donations made over the calendar year.

The amount up to $200 qualifies for a tax credit at the lowest tax rate, 25% of the total donations.

The amount over $200 qualifies for a credit at the highest tax rate, 45% of total donations.

In general, you can get a credit for all donations to registered charities, up to 75% of your net income.

Contributions can be made to many worthwhile causes and non-profit organizations, but only donations to registered charities qualify for an income tax credit.

The CRA has a handy tool, the Charitable Donation Tax Credit Calculator, which will instantly calculate your total tax credit based on the amount of the donation and your province of residence.  

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