Which donations can I claim?

You can claim a tax credit based on the eligible amount of your gift to a qualified donee. Qualified donees are:

  • registered charities;
  • registered Canadian amateur athletic associations;
  • registered national arts service organizations;
  • registered housing corporations resident in Canada set up only to provide low-cost housing for the aged;
  • registered municipalities in Canada;
  • registered municipal or public bodies performing a function of government in Canada;
  • the United Nations and its agencies;
  • registered universities outside Canada that are prescribed to be universities the student body of which ordinarily includes students from Canada;
  • Her Majesty in Right of Canada, or a province, or a territory; and
  • registered foreign charitable organizations to which Her Majesty in Right of Canada has made a gift.

Note

To further assist donors in determining which organizations may issue official donation receipts, qualified donees must appear on the publicly available list that we maintain at Charities Listings, and Other organizations that can issue donation receipts (qualified donees). The only exceptions are the United Nations and its agencies, and Her Majesty in Right of Canada, or a province or territory.

See Pamphlet P113, Gifts and Income Tax, for more information about:
  • non-qualifying gifts
  • gifts to U.S. charities
  • gifts to Canada, a province or a territory
  • gifts of ecologically sensitive land
  • gifts of certified cultural property

Forms and publications

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