Can a Canadian receive a tax write off for a donation to a 501(c)3 non profit?

If a resident of Canada (who does NOT file a tax return in the US) gives a donation to a registered 501(c)3 non-profit in the US, will they receive a tax write off for the donation?

Donations to an American charity can only be claimed against American income that you are reporting on your Canadian return. You can claim donations up to 75% of the US income that you report.

So basically, in order to claim charitable donations to an american charity, you must have american income on your return.

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2 Responses to Can a Canadian receive a tax write off for a donation to a 501(c)3 non profit?

  1. quizzard123 says:

    No, to be deductible, a charity has to be registered with CRA.
    References :

  2. Sparky says:

    Donations to an American charity can only be claimed against American income that you are reporting on your Canadian return. You can claim donations up to 75% of the US income that you report.

    So basically, in order to claim charitable donations to an american charity, you must have american income on your return.
    References :
    http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/p113/p113-e.html#P99_6372

    Click the link and scroll down just a little bit.

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