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Donation Tax Receipt Name Considerations

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While you can put anything into the tax receipt name, there are some legal implications. If you are in Canada, please read Revenue Canada's Policy Commentary CPC-010

For those in the USA, you may wish to lookup the details of IRS publication 1771

Please read about Revenue Canada's extensive policies on issuing tax receipts.. Improper receipting can result in fines.

This handy chart below comes from the Revenue Canada web site and illustrates some common examples. In all cases, Revenue Canada indicates the need to highlight the true owner of the donation. If the donors name cannot be ascertained 100%, then no receipt should be issued.

Refer to for entering a donation and tax receipt name