In Scouts Canada, the Group level of the organization is currently responsible for issuing tax receipts to members that register via paper form at their group.
Members who registered their youth online on myscouts.ca, are automatically issued a tax receipt upon completion of their self-registration process, and can also retrieve copies via Myscouts.
The following information is therefore applicable to receipts for paper registrations only.
Tax receipts must conform to the standards of the Canadian Revenue Agency as per the instructions available on their website.
To retrieve the information required by the CRA to issue a receipt, you can use the Membership Listing report on myscouts.ca to download your group's membership details into an Excel file, and use the Quick Report feature on your section's profile to access the parent information (the Membership Listing report does not contain the parent information).
Attached to this entry is a tax receipt template that groups may use to provide documentation to their participants' families. If completed fully, it adheres to the requirements for the Child Fitness Tax Credit.
Important: If a participant has had their registration fees subsidised, (ie. No one left behind) then this subsidised portion of their registration fee is not eligible to be included in the receipt amount.
As of 2017, the Child fitness rebate will no longer be offered by the Canada Revenue Agency. Any registrations completed as of January 1st 2017 will not be eligible for this rebate and a tax receipt is not required. For more information please visit this article.
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