Why did I not receive a charitable tax receipt for my purchase of an event ticket? Or, why is my charitable receipt for a lesser amount than the ticket price I paid?

Not all charitable event tickets are eligible for full or even partial receipt. Canada Revenue Agency has established rules charities must follow when issuing charitable tax receipts. To calculate the amount eligible for a charitable tax receipt, charities must calculate the “advantage” the purchaser received from the event ticket and deduct that amount from the ticket price. Examples of advantages you may have received include a meal or round of golf. If the advantage is greater than 20% of the amount paid, standard practice is that no charitable tax receipt is issued.

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