Completing your Schedule 9

Add up the eligible amount of all donations either you or your spouse or common-law partner made in 2023 or in any of the previous 5 years (or previous 10 years for ecological gifts made after February 10, 2014) that have not been claimed before. This includes gifts of capital property as well as any gifts to Canada, a province, or a territory.

Generally, you can claim on line 34000, all or part of these donations, up to a limit of 75% of your net income (line 23600). As an exception, gifts of capital property are limited to 100% of your net income. Also, for the year a person dies and the year before, the 75% limit is extended to 100% of the person's net income.


If you have taken a vow of perpetual poverty, claim your donations without limit on line 25600.

Unlike other donations, your total eligible amount claimed for cultural and ecological gifts is not limited to a percentage of net income. Enter the amount of these donations on line 34200.

You can choose the part of the eligible amount of the gift you want to claim in 2023 and carry forward any unused part for up to 5 years (or over the next 10 years for a gift of ecologically sensitive land made after February 10, 2014).

Enter on line 34900 of your return, the amount calculated at line 23 of Schedule 9, Donations and Gifts.

Supporting documents

If you are filing electronically, keep all of your documents in case the CRA asks to see them.

If you are filing a paper return, include your Schedule 9, Donations and Gifts, but keep your official donation receipts in case the CRA asks to see them.

If you receive a T5003 slip from a tax shelter with an amount in box 13, you must submit this slip with your return along with a completed Form T5004, Claim for Tax Shelter Loss or Deduction.

You may also be eligible for a provincial or territorial tax credit for your donations. For more information, see your provincial or territorial tax and credit form.

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