12 tips on family income tax

Charitable donations

Are you are in a relationship and both of you have made charitable donations? If so, only one of you should claim them to maximise your credit return. You can even accumulate your donations for up to five years and enjoy a bigger tax return. There are two levels of credit, the first percentage applies to the first 200 $, and a higher credit is given for any sum of money exceeding the first 200 $. If you give 200 $ per year, you are entitled to a tax return of about 65 $. However, if you accumulate your 200 $ receipts during five years (maximum period), you will then declare 1 000$ in charitable donations and your tax return will be of about 450 $ rather than 325$ (5 x 65). That’s an extra 125 $ in your pockets.

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