Bill C-458 has been withdrawn in Parliament. Bill C-458 was a private members’ Bill that had been proposed to amend the Income Tax Act to enable individuals to claim donation receipts in respect of gifts made in the year and the first 60 days of the following year. This would have caused the deadline for charitable donations to parallel the deadline for RRSP contributions. We reported on this Bill in a past issue of this Newsletter.
On October 23, 2013, Bill C-458 was withdrawn in the House of Commons. The deadline for claiming charitable gifts in a year will remain December 31 of that year.