Direct Designation

Summary Policy

As a result of Budget 2010, the information on this page applies only for fiscal periods ending before March 4, 2010.

Date
September 3, 2003 (Revised September 13, 2005)

Reference number
CSP-D09

Key words

Direct designation - Enduring property - Life insurance policy

Policy statement

Under the Income Tax Act, a charitable donations tax credit can be claimed on a deceased individual's return for a donation of a direct distribution of proceeds to a qualified donee who is the designated beneficiary of a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP), a registered retirement income fund (RRIF), or a life insurance policy.

Under the Act, a gift received by a registered charity by way of direct designation is a gift of enduring property.

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