Donate to a charity. Claim your tax credit.

Did you donate to a Canadian registered charity or another qualified donee? You may be eligible for a tax credit.

Claim your tax credit

To claim this charitable tax credit, save your official donation receipts from any registered charities or other qualified donees. Once you have your receipts from all your donations, follow these steps:

Step 1: Calculate the tax credit by calculating the eligible amount of your donations. Usually, this is the amount shown on your charitable donation receipt.

Step 2: Decide how much you want to claim. You can also claim donations made by your spouse or common-law partner. In one tax year, you can claim:

Step 3: Enter the amount on your income tax and benefit return. In general, if you’re filing on paper, enter your claim on line 34900 of your return.

Keep your official donation receipts along with proof of payment such as cancelled cheques, credit card or bank statements, for six years in case the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) asks to see them.

Learn more about a charity

Learn more about a charity before you donate:

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