Nova Scotia food bank tax credit for farmers

Effective January 1, 2016, corporations that carry on a farming business in Nova Scotia may claim a non‑refundable tax credit equal to 25% of the amount of the qualifying donation that is deducted the same year under section 110.1 of the federal Income Tax Act for the donation.

A qualifying donation is a donation of one or more agriculture products to an eligible food bank.

Claiming the credit

File a completed Schedule 2, Charitable Donations and Gifts, with your return. For more details, see the schedule.

On line 570 of Schedule 5, Tax Calculation Supplementary – Corporations, enter the amount of the credit earned in the current year.

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