National Association of Federal Retirees
Peel Halton and Area Branch
Charitable Donation Information!

Canada Revenue Agency Information

DID YOU KNOW THAT:

...the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regulates registered charities under the Income Tax Act?

To protect yourself from fraud, the CRA recommends that you follow the tips below:

Learn more about the Charity

  1. Consult the CRA Charities Listing at www.cra.gc.ca/donors or call 1-800-267-2384 to confirm that a charity is registered with the CRA.
  2. Confirm that you will receive an official donation receipt if you want to claim a tax credit.
  3. Make sure you know who you are donating to. Sometimes fraudulent charities use names that are similar to well-known and respected charities.
  4. Beware of schemes that promise you tax savings that are greater than your cost. In other words - promises that you will profit from the charitable donation.

Take Action

  1. Write cheques payable to the charity, not an individual, or make sure that your online payments are secure.
  2. Refuse to donate if there is an inappropriate pressure to give immediately or you are offered a receipt for more than you actually donate.
  3. Report fraud to PhoneBusters, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Call Centre, at: 1-888-495-8501


REMEMBER if in Doubt check out www.cra.gc.ca/donors for more information.
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