The Edmonton Jazz Festival Society is proud to be a registered charity. Your support is what helps us to keep jazz alive in Edmonton, and continue the legacy of the Edmonton International Jazz Festival.
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Edmonton Jazz Festival Society
What does the charitable tax credit mean for Albertans?
It provides an opportunity to give back to Alberta communities. The non-refundable tax credit may also provide a taxable benefit when you file your annual income tax return. The charitable tax credit ONLY applies to donations made to Canada Revenue Agency-registered charities. These organizations are able to issue official income tax receipts.
When you complete your income tax return and total your annual donations, you can claim a provincial and federal charitable tax credit. Including the provincial and federal tax credits, Albertans now receive a 50 per cent non-refundable tax credit for every dollar donated over the $200 threshold. For example, if you donated a total of $500 to four or five charities throughout the year, you would receive a combined federal and provincial non-refundable charitable tax credit of $200.
You do not need to apply for the tax credit – you simply need to claim your total eligible charitable donations on your personal income tax return each year. Alberta has one of the highest charitable tax credits in Canada.