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2013 Donation Tax Credit Rates
The rate for the tax credit for the first $200 of donations is the lowest personal tax rate, except for Quebec. The rate for the tax credit for donations in excess of $200 is the highest personal tax rate, except for Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick.
The Federal First-Time Donor's Super Credit (FDSC) was introduced in the 2013 Budget, and is only available in certain circumstances. It will be available only for tax years 2013 to 2017.
NB does not use the highest personal tax rate of 14.3% for donations over
$200. The NB Income Tax Act s. 25 was revised to set
17.95% as the rate to be used for donations over $200 for 2009 and later
Our table above shows how much employment income is needed in order to fully utilize the regular tax credit or super tax credit for $1,000 of donations. This is if the taxpayer has only the basic personal amount tax credit, employment amount tax credit, and tax credits for employment insurance premiums and CPP or QPP contributions. When the taxpayer has other tax credits such as disability tax credit, age amount credit, dividend tax credit, dependent children tax credit, or any other tax credits, a higher level of income will be required to fully utilize the tax credit for $1,000 of donations. Our Tax Calculators include a calculation for the super tax credit, and indicate if it is not fully utilized.
Donations Carried Forward
Note that donations can be carried forward for up to 5 years, but the First-time Donor Super Credit will not apply in a subsequent year. The tax credit rate for carried-forward donations when claimed in a subsequent year will be the rates in effect for that year.
Tax Tip: It is usually best to claim all donations on the tax return of one spouse. See our Donation Tax Credit article for more information on this.
Revised: July 30, 2014
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