Scientology donors can't claim tax credits - 2013-10-11

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F0.png Scientology donors can't claim tax credits October 11, 2013, Julius Melnitzer, Financial Post

Nigel Hall argued that he had been unlawfully discriminated against because other Canadians had access to tax credits if they chose to donate to registered charities. Income Tax Act provisions requiring a "qualified donee," he maintained, violate the Charter of Rights.

But the court ruled that there was no Charter breach because no one who donated to non-registered charities was entitled to tax credits. The statutory scheme of registered charities also did not offend the Charter because no specific group was barred from applying for registration.


{{cite news | first = Julius | last = Melnitzer | title = Scientology donors can't claim tax credits | url = http://business.financialpost.com/2013/10/11/scientology-donors-cant-claim-tax-credits/ | work = Financial Post | date = October 11, 2013 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}