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First-Time Donor's Super Credit

In 2013, the Federal budget added an additional charitable donation tax credit for first-time donors. The First-Time Donor's Super Credit (FDSC) provides an additional 25% credit on donations up to $1000.

  • You are considered a first-time donor if you have not claimed the Charitable Donation Tax Credit (CDTC) in the past five tax years.

  • The maximum amount you and spouse/common-law partner can claim is $1000 combined.

  • You may claim the FDSC once during the period between 2013 and 2017 tax years.

  • You may only claim the FDSC on money donations.

Example: If you were to donate $500, you would receive the following tax credit: 

Credit Amount claimed Credit % Tax Credit
CDTC $ 200 15 % $   30
CDTC $ 300 29 % $   87
FDSC $ 500 25 % $ 125
TOTAL
$ 242

 You can find more information at Revenue Canada.