Under the Canada-United States Income Tax Convention, a citizen or resident of the United States is entitled to a charitable deduction for gifts to a Canadian university, provided he or she or a family member is or was enrolled. (Family member includes spouse, children, grandchildren, parents and siblings.)
The governments of our respective countries encourage individuals to support the universities with which they were affiliated, and alumni from both sides of the border have provided valuable support to their alma maters through the years.
Friends of McMaster, Inc., a Public Foundation since 1988, provides a valuable service to McMaster University. It enables corporations, foundations and friends of the University in the United States to receive a charitable gift receipt for the donations they make. Over the years, gifts received through Friends of McMaster have made substantial contributions to the resources available to students and faculty.
To donate by cheque, simply make it payable to Friends of McMaster, Inc., and mail it to the following address. We will handle the rest of the details, and you will receive a gift receipt, eligible for use on your United States tax return.
Office of International Advancement
1280 Main Street West, DTC 125
Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4L8
Please do NOT use the online giving option for McMaster University, as you will not be able to use the tax receipt provided in the USA.
Through the McMaster University - Hong Kong Foundation Ltd, McMaster graduates and other friends and supporters can contribute to scholarships and bursaries for international students at McMaster, and other special priorities and projects. Gifts to the Foundation are eligible for tax receipts. Please mail your cheque to:
McMaster University - Hong Kong Foundation Ltd
Asia-Pacific Business Centre, Room 2207-9
Tower Two, Lippo Centre
Please do NOT use the online giving option for McMaster University, as you will not be able to use the tax receipt provided in Hong Kong.
We suggest that you donate through Charities Aid Foundation UK, accessible at: http://www.cafonline.org. In the "Find a charity and donate" box, enter "McMaster University" in the search field. You can then select "McMaster University Trust" and click "Donate" to make an online gift by credit or debit card. Your receipt will be issued by the Charities Aid Foundation and they will transfer the donation into McMaster's UK Trust. The Trust's Board of Trustees will then elect to transfer the funds to McMaster University.
If you choose this option, please email Jennifer Walsom at email@example.com or another International team member to notify us of the gift. Otherwise, we won't know who the gift came from! You'll also be able to let us know what area of the University you want to support.
Please do NOT use the online giving option for McMaster University, as you will not be able to use the tax receipt provided in the United Kingdom.
McMaster University gratefully accepts donations from around the world. In fact, in 2008 we had donations from alumni and friends living in 29 countries! While charitable tax receipts will be issued, they would generally only be eligible for use if you file Income Tax within Canada (exceptions are the instances noted above).
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