Holding On To Hope

Thank you for generously contributing to children’s rights and equality for girls in 2023.

Tax receipts for recurring donations made in 2023 with a cumulative total of more than $25 have been issued in February 2024. Only official receipts issued by Plan International Canada by mail or email, which include our business number, are valid for Canadian income tax purposes.

If you have not received your tax receipt or require a replacement, please call 1-800-387-1418 or email info@plancanada.ca.

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For any other questions or inquiries about your tax receipt, please see the FAQ section below or contact Donor Care at 1-800-387-1418 or info@plancanada.ca.


for Individuals or groups of individuals that donated:

Am I eligible for a tax receipt?

One-time and recurring donations of more than $25 are eligible for tax receipts. Receipts for one-time donations made online are emailed at the time of the donation*. Please refer to your email records or contact us if you can’t find it. Tax receipts for all recurring gifts will be issued in February of the following year in the name of the “true donor” per CRA guidelines. More details on CRA guidelines  can be found here.

*If your preference for receiving instant tax receipts is set to mail, you will not automatically receive the instant tax receipt for any one-time donation. Please contact Donor Care at 1-800-387-1418, and a representative will assist you.

What is the donation deadline for my tax receipt?

All donations made by December 31 at 11:59 p.m. ET (regardless of your time zone) will be accounted for as a donation for that calendar year. For example, someone in British Columbia must donate by 8:59 p.m. their time to fit within our deadline.

What if I donated as part of a group?

Your donation is eligible for a tax receipt if the group organizer provides us with the necessary contact information: Your full name, including your middle initial, address, and donation amount, to confirm your eligibility. Please review the income tax receipt information document (pdf) or contact Donor Care at 1-800-387-1418 or info@plancanada.ca if you require further information about group eligibility for tax receipts.

What if I want my tax receipt to be in someone else’s name?

When an individual provides a cheque but insists the donation is from someone else (i.e. cash collected from another individual), you must provide a written declaration as proof of identity or say no to issuing a tax receipt. If the name on the credit card, direct debit, or cheque doesn't match the name on the declaration, an income tax receipt cannot be issued. Please note that a name change is not required if you’d like your spouse/common-law partner to claim the receipt for income tax purposes.

Who can claim a tax receipt?

Only a true donor can claim the tax receipt. As per CRA guidelines, a true donor is an individual or organization donating cash or through cheque, credit, or direct debit to the charity. For tax purposes, if you have a spouse or common-law partner, your donations can be combined and claimed on one tax return.

I would like to update my preferences to receive my tax receipt by e-mail or update my contact information.

Please contact Donor Care at 1-800-387-1418 or info@plancanada.ca, and a representative will update your mailing preferences and personal information.

What if there is an error on my tax receipt?

Please get in touch with Donor Care at 1-800-387-1418 or info@plancanada.ca, and a representative will help you.


for organizations that donated in 2023:

Will an organization be issued an income tax receipt to claim for tax purposes?

As per CRA guidelines, rules for charitable donation receipts are specific to individual donors and not typically applicable to corporations. While individuals receive personal income tax credits, corporations receive deductions. This means a corporation can deduct the donation from its taxable income, but it doesn't get an official receipt for tax credit purposes. In this case, organizations that give philanthropically are issued gift receipts instead of tax receipts to acknowledge the donation. Please note that if you’re a donor identifying as a sole proprietorship, you will be issued an income tax receipt.

What’s the difference between getting a gift receipt and an official tax receipt?

Plan International Canada Inc. issues gift receipts to corporations to acknowledge their donation instead of an official income tax receipt due to the differing nature of taxation between individuals and corporations. Corporations receive deductions, meaning they can deduct the donation amount from their taxable income but cannot use that donation to claim income tax credits like individuals. For specific guidance tailored to your corporation’s situation, it’s advisable to consult with a tax professional or reach out to the Canada Revenue Agency.

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