Cash and Credit Card Gifts
An outright gift of cash and/or property to a charity entitles you to a charitable tax receipt. Although the federal tax credit for donations is the same, the amount you receive back on your provincial taxes is different for each province. Most importantly, if you give to your parish every Sunday, you are entitled to a charitable receipt as a result of your support for the church. Using envelopes and claiming your tax credit can add up. It's true that many people "don't give to receive." By registering your gifts for a tax credit, it's possible to give more to your parish, by giving a bit less to the government!
Many married couples don't consider that the federal tax credit only jumps to 29% from 15% when you give more than $200 a year - so don't split the receipts - share them.
Also, if you give more than usual in any one year, you can carry over charitable credits for five years. A good financial advisor, tax planner or accountant can help you maximize every dollar you give away - they cost less than you think and will save more than you expect.
For more information on using envelopes, getting a box or more benefits to planning your annual gifts to the Church please contact the parish office or :
All calls are strictly confidential, there is no fee or charge for this service.