• Capital Property

    Description: Capital property includes depreciable property, and any property that, if sold, would result in a capital gain or a capital loss. Capital property does not include the trading assets of a business, such as inventory. Examples: The following properties are generally capital...

  • Gift

    Generally, a gift is a voluntary transfer of property to a charity that is intended to enrich the charity.A service (that is, providing time, skill or effort) is not property and, therefore, is not a gift.

  • Constitution

    A legal document that sets out the fundamental principles and structure of an organization that is not a corporation.

  • Qualifying security

    A qualifying security is a security that is traded on a recognized stock exchange. The donation of a qualifying security is eligible for a tax receipt.

  • Listed personal property

    Description: Certain kinds of property that are intended for personal use or enjoyment and that typically increase in value over time. Examples: Jewellery, stamp and coin collections, and artwork. It is often difficult to establish a fair market value for listed personal property since many items...

  • Governing documents

    These are the documents that formally establish an organization and govern its operations. Some examples of governing documents are : letters patent certificate of incorporation memorandum or articles of association constitution trust documents bylaws written copies of minutes of directors...

  • Depreciable property

    Depreciable property is a type of capital property, usually used to earn income from a business or property. It is property that is expected to decline in value, or be used over a number of years, such as vehicles, machinery, etc. The cost of this property can be "depreciated" (or "amortized") over...

  • Resources

    A charity’s resources include all its financial assets, staff, volunteers, directors, premises, and equipment.

  • Advantage

    An advantage is the total fair market value of all property, services, compensation, or other benefits that a donor receives or is entitled to receive in return for making a gift. The benefits may be contingent or receivable in the future, by either the donor or any person or partnership not...

  • Non-profit organization

    A non-profit organization is an association, club, or society that is operated exclusively for social welfare, civic improvement, pleasure, recreation, or any other purpose except profit. It is not a charity. No part of the organization's income can be payable to or available for the personal...


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