Not necessarily, but a cash contribution - paid by cheque, money order or credit card - is the simplest way to give. Remember that a cheque or money order is considered to have been given on the day it was mailed, so a gift mailed late in December and received in January can still qualify for a donation receipt in the preceding tax year.
What is the tax benefit of an outright cash gift?
Because a donor receives a donation tax credit for their gift, it is worth more than its actual cost. Refer to CRA website for further information: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/xi/rc306-k/pdf/rc306-3b-e.pdf
Non-cash assets such as publicly listed securities, real estate, artworks and other tangibles are also suitable as outright gifts and may be especially suitable if the property's practical worth is less than its market value or it does not fit the donor's investment objectives. In any case, donors are entitled to a donation receipt for the fair market value of the property contributed.
How do I pledge a specific rider?
If you would like to pledge a Rider, please click on the rider from the rider list and then once on the rider's profile page click on the logo for our partner, CanadaHelps.org. The CanadaHelps website will open in a new window. Select the rider you want to pledge from the drop down menu titled "Fund/Designation".
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