Charitable Giving

Give to charity by way of flow-through shares
& receive additional tax deductions

Charitable giving is a popular way for Canadian investors to donate to the charity of their choice and at the same time receive additional tax savings.   Shares of a mutual fund corporation, such as those to be received by investors at the time of the mutual fund rollover transactions qualify for charitable giving.


Charitable donations should be limited to 75% of net income, in any given year. Amounts donated in excess of 75% are not deductible in the year of donation and are carried forward for up to 5 years.

Charitable Giving Investment Life Cycle

Charitable Giving Investment Example


Marginal tax rate: 50% 50%
Donation to charity: $25,000 $25,000
Net flow-through share and other tax savings: (1) $12,500 $0
Charitable donation tax savings:(2) $12,500 $12,500
Total tax savings:(3) $25,000 $12,500
Less capital gains tax payable: ($6,250) $0
TOTAL COST OF DONATION $6,250 $12,5000




    1. The tax savings are calculated by multiplying the total estimated income tax deductions for each year on assumed marginal tax rate of 50%.  This illustration assumes that the subscriber has sufficient income so that the illustrated tax savings are realized in the year shown.
    2. Assumes charitable donation amount is equal to the original investment amount.
    3. Estimate for illustrative purposes only.


Charitable Giving

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