Why did I not receive a tax receipt for my Event Ticket purchase? Or, why is my tax receipt for a lesser amount than the Ticket price I paid?
Not all charitable event tickets are eligible for full, or even a partial, receipt. The Canada Revenue Agency sets rules charities must follow when issuing charitable tax receipts.
For those ticketed events that are eligible for a tax receipt, to decide the amount eligible for a charitable tax receipt, charities must calculate the “advantage” the purchaser received from the event ticket (e.g., a meal or round of golf) and deduct that amount from the ticket price. If the advantage is greater than 20% of the amount paid, standard practice is to not issue a charitable tax receipt.
If you have any questions or concerns about the tax-receiptable amount of your event ticket, please contact the charity organizing the event.