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Taxes and Your Gift

Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about donations and taxes:

Can I use my donation as a credit for income tax purposes?

You will receive a charitable tax receipt for annual donations of more than $20. Receipts are mailed on an ongoing basis. The University's Canadian Charitable Business Number is 10816 2124 RR 0001.

I live outside of Canada - can I still make a gift?

We are pleased to accept gifts from our friends and alumni located around the world. All donors of gifts of more than $20 will receive a charitable tax receipt. The University's US Charitable Business Number is 980042539.

Can I give to an existing scholarship or set one up in my name or in the name of another?

You may donate to an existing scholarship or create your own scholarship, award, bursary or prize. Our development staff will work with you to honour the intent of your gift while adhering to applicable laws and University policy. We can also explain the various tax advantages available to you.

Can I make a donation from my securities?

If you own publicly traded securities or mutual funds that have increased in value, you may want to consider donating the securities directly to the University of Regina. Such a gift can minimize the capital gains taxes you have to pay on those securities. A gift of an RRSP, RRIF, mutual funds or retirement plans may also be eligible for this capital gains benefit. Please consult with your financial advisor on the benefits you may receive.

Can I make an anonymous gift? Will I still receive my tax receipt?

We understand that some individuals and/or organizations prefer to remain anonymous, while others are willing to be publicly recognized. We will respect your wishes. Anonymous donors must provide their personal information for income tax purposes, but that information will remain confidential and will not be released publicly.

How can I make a gift in my estate plans?

You may choose to leave some or all of your estate to the University of Regina. This could include a gift of cash, a particular asset, real estate, securities, retirement plans, life insurance policies, charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts. By indicating your wish to donate to the University in your estate plans, you can make the gift of a lifetime without affecting your current lifestyle. Please consult your income tax, financial and /or legal advisors while arranging a planned gift.

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