Tax Tip:  CANADA HELPS.ORG - Research/Donate to your Favorite Charity

This group provides a profile of every registered charity in Canada, enabling users to directly donate to a charity by cash (accepting various forms of payment – Visa, MasterCard, Interact, Paypal etc.) or to donate publically traded securities (which many small charities would otherwise not be willing to, or have the processes to accept). The group charges a small processing fee for their services which funds their operations.

The website provides donation receipts, as well as tracks the total receipts for the year, greatly easing the document collection/retention burden for personal tax filing purposes.

Action Item - Ensure your charity has an up-to-date profile on this website.