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Year End Donation for Tax Refund

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I am sitting looking at a long list of organizations that send me emails asking for money at this time of year. It starts off with publications. You can claim up to $500 for amounts you paid in 2022 for qualifying subscription expenses. You can find out more about the digital news subscription at that link. (At the time of writing they were still talking about the 2021 tax return on that first link.) I get The Tyee, The Maple, The Narwhal and the National Observer – so that $500 limit isn’t hard to reach.

There should also be some acknowledgment that Canadian not for profit activist organisations are NOT registered charities. One that failed to point this out until AFTER I had sent them money was Greenpeace Canada. So the following are those that while I support them in other ways, won’t give a usable tax receipt: 350.org, Open Media, Lead Now, Sum of Us, Dogwood, Evidence for Democracy, Democracy Watch. And in the US Next City, Oil Change, Inside Climate News, Climate Central, DeSmog, Change.org, Avaaz, Eco Literacy, Stand.earth

So now for the list of the lucky winners

Transport Action

BC Humanist Association

West Coast Environmental Law

Green Party of BC – which gets a different tax treatment as a political party than charities

Amnesty International

David Suzuki Foundation

Georgia Strait Alliance – which currently has issues with credit cards and PayPal but bank transfers still work

SPEC

I have added URLs to each of the organisations’ home page – which is not necessarily a donation link.

Fair Voting BC just sent me an email which says

“A brief reminder that there are a couple of days left to make a donation and get a 2022 tax receipt for supporting the case. To donate, please click . “

Written by Stephen Rees

December 29, 2022 at 12:21 pm

Posted in Green Party, politics

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