Bill C-239 proposes to replace the current monetary charitable contributions regime with a new framework for individuals. The new rate structure would enrich the existing federal incentives and provide that monetary gifts to registered charities made by individuals:
1. up to the first $400 would receive a 75 per cent tax credit;
2. for the subsequent $350 would receive a tax credit of 50 per cent; and,
3. all amounts above $750 would receive a tax credit of 33⅓ per cent.
Overall, if C-239 were implemented, it would cost the Government roughly $1.7 billion more in 2016, rising to $1.9 billion in 2020. This would bring the total annual cost of the credit to about $4.2 billion in 2016, an increase of about 68%.
Overall fiscal cost of Bill C-239