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planned giving and trust ser vices
Dave and Sue’s Super Tax Credit
“Dave, come see this,” Sue called from the kitchen table where she had the
newspaper spread out.
“What’s so interesting?” Dave asked, leaving his Jays game for a minute.
“This story explains a new Canadian ‘First-Time Donor’s Super Credit.’
Have you heard about it?”
“Well, yes,” Dave replied. “I read about it a while ago. It gives new donors a
one-time extra 25-percent tax credit for cash donations up to $1,000 maximum.
The Super Credit is intended to get people like us started in charitable giving.”
Sue smiled and continued, “I’m reading that this new Super Credit applies
to gifts on or after March 21, 2013. Since we joined the church in May, and
we’re returning tithes and offerings, we should have enough receipts to claim
the Super Credit on our 2013 tax return.” 1
“You’re right. And I think I’ll explain this to my brother John. Even though
he’s not a church member, he could begin to give to ADRA, for example, and
keep his receipts each year until he has $1,000 in donations. That way he’ll
maximize the Super Credit, because it can only be used once. I must also tell
him that although donation receipts can be carried forward five years, 2017
is the last year to use this tax credit.”
“And don’t forget,” Sue added, “This credit is only for people who haven’t
made a donation since 2007.”
“Don’t worry, honey,” Dave answered, “John is right there with us on that
1 Canada Revenue Agency, “First-time Donor’s Super Credit,” Government of Canada, March 27, 2013, , accessed June 3, 2013.
Becky With the sun going down so late, how
do you keep the Sabbath interesting?
AT THE AGAPE TEMPLE, NEW LIFE,
AND AJAX/SALEM CHURCHES IN ONTARIO.
Rhonda E. Brewster-Johnson: Get out in nature and enjoy it.
Alexandra Alvir: I like to recall hymns, as well as take my children and tell them stories
of things that happened to me when I was a child.
Sarai Alvir: Play Bible games on the computer.
Pansie Gray: I keep the Sabbath interesting by going for hikes on nature trails and
looking for wild flowers in the spring and summer. Also, I look for all the different
kinds of birds and other things that God has made.
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