Gifts from other registered charities

A registered charity should not issue official donation receipts for gifts (cash or gifts in kind) it receives from other registered charities nor should other registered charities insist on receiving official donation receipts. Official donation receipts that bear a charity's registration number and other information are required for tax deduction or credit purposes only; registered charities do not pay income tax and, therefore, do not need a donation receipt.

A charity can acknowledge gifts received from other registered charities by way of a letter or ordinary receipt - one that does not state that it is an official receipt for income tax purposes.

The charity should still provide its registration number to donor charities for their reporting requirements.

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