Tax Receipts

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about tax receipts? We've got you covered.

Who will receive a tax receipt?

Individuals, families, groups and businesses will receive a printed tax receipt if their accumulated gift(s) total for the calendar year is greater than or equal to $5. For donations made online there is no minimum gift amount. Official tax receipts are not issued to churches, schools, and other non-profit organizations. 

Who can claim a tax receipt? 

Typically, except for spouses who can claim each other's tax receipts, only the person whose name is on the tax receipt can claim it. However, you should always seek advice from a tax professional if in doubt. 

When will I receive my tax receipt?

Digital tax receipts will be sent via email immediately after your donation is made online. Printed tax receipts will be mailed out prior to February 28th of the following calendar year.  If you contribute non-cash donation, we will issue a separate receipt.

What are the benefits of receiving your tax receipts digitally?

We are maximizing innovation and technology to continue to find cost efficiencies as we serve the most vulnerable with your support.

What donations will be included in my upcoming tax receipt?

All eligible donations made on or before December 31 will be counted towards your current year's tax receipt. Eligible donations being mailed to the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation must be post-marked December 31 or before to be included in the current year's tax receipt.

Why did I receive 2 (or more) receipts from the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation?

If you sent us a donation via mail, as well as donated online, you will receive two receipts — one digitally for every donation made online and one printed receipt for all donations made via cash or cheque.

What charitable donations are eligible for charitable tax receipts?

Monetary gifts (e.g. cash gifts) or gifts of property (e.g. shares, stocks) may be eligible for a charitable tax receipt.

If you receive something (e.g. CD, basketball, etc.) in return for your gifts (known as an "advantage" by Canada Revenue Agency), depending on the fair market value (FMV) of the advantage, we may issue a receipt for the full amount of the gift less the fair market value of the benefit you received.

To minimize administrative costs and for operational efficiency, tax receipts are only issued for eligible donations with a FMV $5 or greater.

For more information, please visit the Canada Revenue Agency website:

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