Bill C-223 (Historical)
An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (community service group membership dues)
This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.
This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session and the 40th Parliament, 1st Session.
Peter Stoffer NDP
Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)
Introduction and First Reading
(This bill did not become law.)
Income Tax Act
November 21st, 2008 / 12:30 p.m.
Peter Stoffer Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-223, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (community service group membership dues).
Mr. Speaker, this is very similar to the bill I just introduced. Members of Lions and Kiwanis clubs, church groups or whatever who allocate 250 hours a year of volunteer time should be able to have a tax deduction of up to $1,000.
We have worked on deductions for volunteer firefighters, but the reality is that many Canadians volunteer countless hours to various charitable organizations across the country. With the rising cost of gasoline, et cetera, we think that a small stipend of $1,000 for those who volunteer for those charities, such as food banks, Meals on Wheels, et cetera, should be allowed a small annual tax deduction.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)