Latest Statistics from CRA on Abusive Charity Gifting Tax Schemes

June 02, 2011 | By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mark Blumberg
Topics: News, What's New from the Charities Directorate of CRA, Canadian Charity Law, Canadian Charity Statistics, Ethics and Canadian Charities, Avoiding 'Charity' Scams

According to CRA for 2010 there were claims on abusive charity gifting tax schemes of over $320 million.  While a lot better than the 2006 numbers of 1.3 billion - it is still a significant problem.

According to CRA the updated 2009 numbers are below and the preliminary 2010 numbers are here as well. 

Year 2009 2010

Donors 11, 919 9,978

Donations $330.5 M $321.8 M

These number were provided by the Chariites Directorate but they are assembled by the Compliance Program Branch, Aggressive Tax Planning division.

The original 2009 numbers were noted on this blog entry.


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