From Member of Parliament Ted Falk:
Canadian charities, both secular and faith-based, deliver critical social support services to communities. However, many charities are experiencing an ever declining donor base and I recognize that you may need help.
This is why I have announced details of my new Private Members Bill – The Fairness in Charitable Gifts Act. And I need YOUR help to make this proposal a reality.
Currently, federal tax credits for political contributions far exceed the federal tax credits for donations to registered charities in Canada. That’s just not right.
The Fairness in Charitable Gifts Act will level the playing field between donations to political parties and donations to registered charitable organizations.
I am proposing to Parliament that we substantially raise the federal donation tax credit for donations to registered Canadian charities to:
·Donations under $400: 75% federal tax credit. A $400 donation would now only cost $100. (Even less once you add in the provincial tax credit also available).
·Donations from $400-$750: 50% federal tax credit. A $750 donation would now only cost $225. (Even less once you add in the provincial tax credit also available).
·Donations over $750: 33.3% tax credit. A $1000 donation would only cost $442. (Even less once you add in the provincial tax credit also available).
If we can accomplish this, charities all across Canada will benefit greatly as more dollars will be freed up for donations. This will make it easier for small donors to become larger donors, and for people who do not currently donate, to start.
As I mentioned, I need your help.
I have attached additional information on this bill and I am requesting that, if you are supportive, take just one minute out of your day right now to contact YOUR Member of Parliament and lend your support to this bill. The bill is C-239 - The Fairness in Charitable Gifts Act.
As a Member of Parliament I know how much of an impact every letter, call and email from one of my constituents makes.
How do you get the contact information for your Member of Parliament? It’s easy! Simply click on the link below, type in your postal code and the contact information will pop up. A 30 second call or very brief email asking your MP to support bill C-239 (The Fairness in Charitable Gifts Act) is all that’s needed. Please let your MP know your name and the town in which you live.
You can also leave your address if you would like a response.
Please feel free to cc the party leaders and make them aware as well! Here is their contact information:
email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; Elizabeth.May@parl.gc.ca
Thank you for helping. Together we can make a huge difference in your organizational efforts!
Ted Falk Member of Parliament for Provencher