An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (services to a charity or public authority)

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.)


Introduced, as of Jan. 26, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

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.


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Income Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

November 21st, 2008 / 12:20 p.m.
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Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-216, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (services to a charity or public authority).

Mr. Speaker, there are many organizations, like legions and others, that do a great job in this country and yet the membership dues to those particular agencies are not necessarily tax deductible.

We are looking for more people to join things like the army, navy, air force veterans halls, legions, et cetera, but we think the membership dues they pay to join should be completely tax deductible.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)