Line 34900 - Donations and gifts

Note: Line 34900 was line 349 before tax year 2019.

If you or your spouse or common-law partner made a gift of money or other property to certain institutions, you may be able to claim federal and provincial or territorial non-refundable tax credits when you file your income tax and benefit return. Generally, you can claim all or part of the eligible amount, up to the limit of 75% of your net income.

If you require information about a gift made prior to 2019, you will need the version of Pamphlet P113, Gifts and Income Tax, for the year in which you made your gift.

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Tax Tip

Carry forward
You do not have to claim, on your income tax and benefit return for the current year, the eligible amount of gifts you made in the year. It may be more beneficial for you to carry them forward and claim them on your return for any of the next 5 years (or over the next 10 years for a gift of ecologically sensitive land made after February 10, 2014). No matter what your choice is, you can claim them only once.

You have to claim tax credits for gifts you carried forward from a previous year before you claim tax credits for gifts you give in the current year. If you are claiming a carry foward, keep a record of the portion of the eligible amount you are claiming this year, and the amount you are carrying forward.

Note

If you contributed to a federal political party, see lines 40900 and 41000 to find out about claiming a credit. If you contributed to a provincial or territorial political party, see the provincial or territorial forms in your forms book to find out about claiming a credit.

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