An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (services to a charity or public authority)
This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.
Peter Stoffer NDP
Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)
Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013
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This enactment amends the Income Tax Act to allow taxpayers who provide a minimum of 250 hours of service in a taxation year to a registered charity, a non-profit organization or a municipality or other public authority, and receive for such service no salary, stipend or other remuneration in excess of $3,000 to deduct $1,000 in the computation of their taxable income.
Income Tax Act
June 21st, 2011 / 10:10 a.m.
Peter Stoffer Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-240, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (services to a charity or public authority)
Mr. Speaker, when people make a donation of some kind to a charity, they get a taxable receipt. However, if they provide services to that charity it is not necessarily tax deductible.
What I am trying to do in this bill is to say that if people provide various services in kind for a charitable organization then the services that they render should be tax deductible. For example, people may lend their car to a Lion's Club so that its members can drive a person to a medical appointment. That vehicle saves them a lot of time, money and effort and the owners should be able to deduct some of those services that they have rendered in kind for tax deductible purposes. That would encourage more people in the future to give not only their cash but also their time.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)