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March 2, 2024

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2005 Tsunami Donations Can Be Used in 2004
Subject: Charities
Number: 05-01
Date: 1/7/2005
Donations must be to certain charities only, before January 12, 2005.

The Canada Revenue Agency recently announced that it will allow individuals to claim donations in their 2004 returns for amounts donated to the Tsunami Relief Efforts from January 1, 2005 to January 11, 2005.

In order to qualify, the donations have to be made to eligible registered charities and directed exclusively to the tsunami relief efforts.

The organizations currently eligible are:

Canadian Red Cross

CARE Canada

Development and Peace

Doctors without Borders

Oxfam Canada

Oxfam Quebec (French only)

Save the Children


World Vision Canada

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