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How Tax Credits Work

Your donation to United Way of Calgary and Area is eligible for valuable charitable tax credits.

For an annual taxable income of less than $200,000:

  • The first $200 of all your charitable giving entitles you to a tax credit of 25% (10% provincial tax credit and 15% federal tax credit).
  • You are entitled to a tax credit of 50% for all charitable gifts exceeding the initial $200 (21% provincial tax credit and 29% federal tax credit).

If your annual taxable income is more than $200,000 you may be eligible for further tax credits. Please contact a financial advisor for more information.

The Chart below demonstrates the tax credits at various giving levels*:

Basic Tax Credit Chart

First-Time Donor's Super Credit (FDSC)

 The Government of Canada offers a tax incentive of an additional 25% in tax credits on donations of up to $1,000 for first time donors and donors who haven’t claimed a donation since 2007. You can learn more information about this incentive at

The following diagram demonstrates the FDSC when you donate $1,000 as a first time donor*:

First Time Donor Super Credit 1000 donation

*These examples are based on an annual taxable income of less than $200,000 and the provincial and federal tax credit rates ruling as of January 1st, 2016. Please consult a financial advisor to learn more.