JDRF is proud to be a leader in fundraising in Canada and is committed to following rules and regulations regarding the issue of official charitable receipts set out by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). This is also important to protecting our registered charitable status. It is very important that you understand the rules about tax receipting BEFORE you plan your event.
The requirements for tax receipting are extensive and at times, complex. However, JDRF is here to help. Please speak with your JDRF contact about tax receipting in relation to your event before discussing tax receipts with your supporters. It is your responsibility to communicate guidelines surrounding tax receipting to the participants of your event, so please be sure you and your JDRF contact have discussed your event in detail and that you are clear about what you are able to offer. Note: official charitable receipts dated for the year of your event can only be issued if all money and information is received by December 31st of that year.
Within 30 days of your event, please provide JDRF with a list of supporters, full addresses including postal codes. The receipt amount will be determined by JDRF finance based on the documentation provided. We request the documentation quickly after your event so we can ensure all of your participants/attendees are receipted in a timely manner. The total net proceeds to JDRF must equal or be in excess of the amount to be receipted. We cannot issue receipts for more than the total proceeds. All supporting invoices for the costs, invoices and event accounting spreadsheet must be provided prior to tax receipt issuing. For full details you can check the CRA website.