Host a fundraising event for SickKids.
Host an event - Tax receipts
SickKids Foundation is proud to be a leader in fundraising in Canada and is committed to following all rules and regulations regarding tax receipting set out by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). This is also important to protecting our charitable status.
It is very important that you understand the rules about tax receipts BEFORE you plan your event. The requirements for receipting are extensive and time consuming. You may decide, in the end, that if only a small tax receipt can be issued, it may be better not to offer them at all.
It is your responsibility to communicate decisions surrounding tax receipting to the participants of the event, so please be sure you and your development coordinator have discussed your situation in detail and that you are clear about what you can and cannot offer.
In general, if an individual or corporation is receiving any benefit for their donation or contribution, then a tax receipt is not usually issued. There are some exceptions to this, as described further on this page. Benefits could include: dinner, alcohol, chance to bid on auction items, entertainment, parking, etc.
It is very important to first ask yourself:
Is receiving a tax receipt important to the people participating in my event?
If the answer is NO, you will be saving yourself and the Foundation many hours of work by deciding not to offer them. The Foundation would be pleased to provide a thank you letter confirming any gift rather than issuing a tax receipt.
If the answer is YES, then be sure to review the following information about tax receipts and talk with your development coordinator to confirm your plan.