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Starting a Charity

There are many advantages for a group to register as a charity in Canada. First, the organization can issue official tax receipts, which will reduce the individual and/or corporate donor’s income tax payable. Secondly, other registered charities, such as local churches, are able to provide funding for the group’s programs. Thirdly, the group is exempt from paying tax on its income. Fourthly, the charitable tax rebate is available to a registered charity for part of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) it paid or owed on its purchases. Such advantages bring government scrutiny.

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