Yann Forget wrote:
Can someone answer him ?
From: Dean Rivando <deanrivando (at) yahoo . ca>
I would like to donate, but I will only do so if I receive a tax credit in
Canada. Can you please advise me whether you have charitable status with the
Canada Customs and Revenue Agency and whether donations made in Canada are
This is not available, and it could be a long while before it is.
Canadian tax relief for foreign donations applies only in limited
circumstances. One of those might be if you have US source income. For
practical purposes getting tax relief in Canada depends on having an
organization that is registered as a charity in Canada. Part of the
application process includes submitting a recent financial statements,
and that can't be done until there's an organization. Once the
organization is registered the donated funds must be used to support
There are circumstances where a Canadian structiore would be beneficial,
but an organization would be needed first, and I haven't seen much
interest expressed in that.