If you are a charity operating out of the United States, the requirement for what should be shown on a tax receipt for charitable contributions is different from Canadian Standards.
The receipt or the written acknowledgment required to substantiate a charitable contribution must contain certain information. Here’s what must be included for receipts issued in the U.S. are as follows:
- name of organization
- amount of cash contribution
- description (but not the value) of non-cash contribution
- statement that no goods or services were provided by the organization in return for the contribution, if that was the case
- description and good faith estimate of the value of goods or services, if any, that an organization provided in return for the contribution
- statement that goods or services, if any, that an organization provided in return for the contribution consisted entirely of intangible religious benefits (described later in this publication), if that was the case