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I am not sure if I should even cover Sowah. The CRA denied a claim by Emily Sowah $10,252 because the receipt did not have all the required elements and also Emily Sowah was not able to prove that she had made such cash donations to the Jesus Healing Center, which is a registered charity. Apparently over 3 million in receipts were issued by the Jesus Healing Center. The Tax Court of Canada sided with CRA. My lack of interest in the case is partly based on there having been a number of similar decisions of the Tax Court on these type of cases. However, according to CRA over 100,000 people have submitted false official donation receipts and their value is between 300 -500 million which is a shame. Also keep in mind the false receipting problem pales in comparison to the $6 billion of receipts issued as part of “abusive charity gifting tax schemes”.