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Tax Receipt FAQs

Donations made to Canucks Autism Network will help support families in need while providing you with an income tax deduction.

As a registered Canadian charity, Canucks Autism Network is qualified to issue receipts for income tax purposes to individuals who donate to support our programs, events, training, and community engagement initiatives. We are required to follow the receipting rules outlines by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to maintain our charitable status. Read the full CRA guidelines.

If you have any questions about your tax receipts that are not answered below, please email us [email protected] or contact the CAN office at 604-685-4049.

Frequently Asked Questions

What donations are eligible for a tax receipt?

Official tax receipts will only be issued in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) guidelines for donations of  $20 or more.

A tax receipt will be issued once the funds of the charitable gift are received  and the donor has provided their full name, mailing address, email address, phone number to Canucks Autism Network (CAN).

An acknowledgement receipt can be provided to an organization or foundation for an in-kind donation if a proof of purchase is required. Please note that acknowledgements receipts are not official tax receipts.

What donations are not eligible for a tax receipt?
  • Purchase of an auction item, gaming/raffle tickets, 50/50 tickets, purchase of goods and services, donated services (ie. experiences, gift certificates, etc.)
  • Business or personal services, such as photography, website design, printing, etc.
  • Corporate event sponsorship
  • Items for which the fair market value cannot be reasonably be determined (ie. a special appearance, an autographed item, etc.
  • Donated items with an advertising component (ie. in-kind products or goods)
Does Canucks Autism Network issue a tax receipt for any donation amount?

Receipts can be issued for a donation of $20 or more, in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) guidelines.

When will I receive my receipt?
  • For gifts made online, receipts will be issued immediately via email.
  • For one-time gifts made by cash, cheque, or credit card, receipts will be issued within two weeks of receipt of your contribution.
  • For ongoing monthly donations, receipts will be issued by February following the year during which the donations were made.
  • For donations from an event, receipts will be issued once CAN has received the full donation and your contact information has been received.
What is the deadline to receive a tax receipt for the year?

To receive a tax receipt for the current year, the charitable gift must be made to Canucks Autism Network by December 31st of that year. Please ensure that your contact information is included so that we can (full name, mailing address, and phone number).

How can I get an error on my receipt corrected?

We apologize for any error that may have occurred. To obtain an amended receipt, please contact our Development Department by phone at (604) 685-4049 ext 211 or by email at [email protected].

I misplaced my receipt. Can I receive another one?

Please contact our Development Department by phone at (604) 685-4049 ext.201 or by email at [email protected] and we will gladly send you a replacement receipt. The new receipt will include a statement cancelling the original receipt.

Can you make changes to my receipt?

If you require a name or address change on your receipt, simply contact our Development Department by phone at (604) 685-4049 ext.201 or by email at [email protected] to make your request. In some instances, you may be required to return the receipt to us for a replacement.

Is the Canucks Autism Network a registered charity?

Canucks Autism Network is a registered charity under the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Our registered charity number is: 82247 2957 RR0001.

I want to donate items other than cash. Can I still get a receipt?

Certain donations, other than cash, can be considered gifts in kind. It is possible to issue a receipt for these gifts as long as the amount recorded is the fair market value of the item as of the date of the donation and as determined by a written valuation by someone knowledgeable in the field.

For more information on how receipts are issued for gifts in kind, please refer to the Canada Revenue Agency’s overview of gifts in kind and Gifts and Income Tax 2013 document. Please contact our Development Department by calling (604) 685-4049 ext 211 or email [email protected] before making your gift.

I want to donate gifts of securities to the Canucks Autism Network. Will I get a receipt?

There have been important changes to the taxation of charitable gifts of securities. It is now even more tax-advantageous for you to make a gift of stock rather than cash and provides another way for you to invest in sports and recreational programs for individuals and families living with autism.

When you donate securities, you will receive a tax receipt for the fully appreciated value of the donation and will not pay any capital gains tax. Canucks Autism Network will receive a gift amount equaled to the sale value of the shares on the date of sale.

I directed my United Way donation to Canucks Autism Network. Will you send me a receipt?

We are grateful that you have chosen Canucks Autism Network to be the recipient of your donation. Your receipt will be issued by the United Way and they will forward your donation to us, with your name and address confidential. Please contact us by phone at (604) 685-4049 ext.201 or by email at [email protected] if you would like to be added to our mailing list.

I made a gift through Canada Helps, Chimp or another external charity. Will you send me a receipt?

We are grateful that you have chosen Canucks Autism Network to be the recipient of your donation. Your receipt will be issued by the external charity and they will forward your donation to us, keeping your name and address confidential. Please contact us by phone at (604) 685-4049 ext.201 or by email at [email protected] if you wish to be added to our mailing list.