Tax receipts will be provided for all monetary (cash, cheque, or credit card) donations of $20 or more (see Monetary Donations above for details). Wherever possible, we’d like to encourage our supporters donate via our Online Giving Form. Not only will donating via this form provide you with an instant tax receipt, but it will also reduce the administrative burden and increase our ability to process donations.
Tax receipts may be provided for in-kind donations (donations of items rather than money) if they are new items and you have a receipt or invoice clearly stating the value of the items donated.
We generally do not provide tax receipts for donations of used items. We will only provide a tax receipt for used items if the items have first been appraised, and you provide proof of the appraisal value for our records so that we can provide this proof to the CRA if requested.
Per the CRA’s guidelines: “Donors and qualified donees are encouraged to contact a professional appraiser, valuator, or other individuals who are accredited in the field of valuation. These individuals should be knowledgeable about the principles, theories, and procedures of the applicable valuation discipline and follow the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice or the standards of the profession. Also, they should be knowledgeable about and active in the marketplace for the specific property. The chosen individuals should be independent. For instance, they should not be associated with the donor, the qualified donee, or another party associated with the purchase, sale, or donation of the property.”
All tax receipts are sent out once per year via mail or email around January or February. If you require your receipt earlier, we can send it sooner if requested.
A NOTE TO FUNDRAISING PARTNERS: Please reach out to Nick via email at email@example.com to review best practices/requirements for accepting, tracking, and receipting of donations for fundraisers you are running in support of Carmichael Outreach.
Thank you for supporting our organization!