Lending a Hand: How Federal Tax Policy Could Help Get More Cash to More Charities
AbstractAlthough total giving to charities in Canada has increased in the last two decades, the share of tax filers reporting cash donations has fallen, and the sector’s reliance on large donations by wealthy donors has risen. To broaden the donation base, the author suggests creating a single tax-credit rate for cash donations or an RRSP-like charitable gift plan.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its series e-briefs with number 88.
Length: 6 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2009
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Publication status: Published on the C.D. Howe Institute website, November 2009
charities papers; federal tax policy; Canadian charities;
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