Equine Canada Donation Receipts and Eligible Programs
Equine Canada is the national governing body responsible for the development and promotion of equestrian pursuits in Canada. We are a federally incorporated company who is also registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as a Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association (RCAAA), business registration number 12286 3210 RR 0001.
Equine Canada is able to accept donations or “gifts” from donors as long as it meets the basic definition whereby the gift is a voluntary transfer of property without expectation of return or consideration. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) states that "accepting a gift or donation which was expressly or impliedly conditional upon the RCAAA making a gift or donation to another person, club, society or association is strictly prohibited". The Income Tax Act also specifically stipulates that CRA may revoke the registration of an RCAAA where it finds otherwise.
There are specific tax provisions in the Income Tax Act which are intended to benefit RCAAA’s such as Equine Canada by allowing us to issue official donation receipts for income tax purposes thereby providing tax incentives to donors.
Equine Canada currently issues donation receipts for: