SUPA Society is pleased to announce we have formally been accepted and registered as a Canadian Charity! With this approval in-hand, our Business/Registration number: 829078781RR0001 changes things in a big way as we move forward. So what’s the big deal? Gaining status as a registered charity provides many benefits such as increased public recognition, the ability to qualify for certain grants only available to registered charities, the potential for a partial rebate of GST incurred on goods and services consumed by the and perhaps most importantly, the ability to issue charitable tax receipts to donors. The ability to issue charitable tax receipts to donors is particularly valuable where the organization solicits donations from individuals. A charitable tax receipt allows an individual to claim the charitable donation tax credit in their personal income tax return. This credit significantly reduces the after-tax cost to an individual of making a charitable donation. Corporate donors tend to be less concerned about receiving a charitable tax receipt as they can often claim the donation as a marketing expense. With this great news, we look to the future and your future donations.