What information must be included in a Canadian Charity receipt?

 

A Canadian Charity receipt must include, in a manner that cannot be easily changed, at minimum, the following information:

  1. That it is an official receipt for income tax purposes;
  2. The charity’s BN (Business Registration Number), name, and address in Canada as recorded with the Canada Revenue Agency;
  3. The serial number of the receipt;
  4. The place where the receipt was issued;
  5. If it is a cash donation, the day and year on which the charity received the donation;
  6. If the donation is a gift other than cash, that is, a gift in kind;
  7. The day on which the charity received the donation;
  8. A brief description of the gift and the name and address of the appraiser of the property - if it is a gift in kind;
  9. The day on which the charity issued the receipt;
  10. the full name, including middle initial, and address of the donor;
  11. The amount of a cash donation, or if the donation is a gift other than cash, the amount that is the fair market value of the gift at the time it was made;
  12. The signature of an individual authorized by the charity to acknowledge donations;
  13. The name and website address of the Canada Revenue Agency www.cra.gc.ca/charities.
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