The CRA has just revised the attachment to IC84-3R, Gifts to Certain Charitable Organizations Outside Canada, to include Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust of New Zealand.

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust of New Zealand is added to IC84-3R and is now qualified donee

The impact of this change is that any Canadian can donate directly to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust of New Zealand and receive an “official donation receipt” for Canadian income tax purposes.  Also foundations can easily send funds as a “gift”.

Here is the link to IC84-3R, Gifts to Certain Charitable Organizations Outside Canada
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tp/ic84-3r-attach/README.html

The attachment to IC84-3R, Gifts to Certain Charitable Organizations Outside Canada is at:
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tp/ic84-3r-attach/ic84-3r-attachment-11e.pdf

Here is a link to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust of New Zealand
http://www.christchurchearthquakeappeal.govt.nz/

Here is the introduction from the Prime Minister of New Zealand:

“On February 22 a 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocked Christchurch, causing widespread damage and tragic loss of life. Since then, many people have been involved in the effort to return the city to normal.

But what stands before us now is an enormous task. The hard work is really now just beginning, and we need your help more than ever.

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal is our opportunity to come together to support those who need our help.

With your help we can look forward to a brighter future for Christchurch – one in which the community is stronger, and has faith in the compassion and support from friends in New Zealand and around the world.

It will take a great deal of time to rebuild Christchurch. If you would like to help, donate here, and show the people of Christchurch that Tomorrow Starts Here.

You can make an immediate donation to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal from your credit card by providing your details, the amount you wish to donate, and clicking Donate Now.

Thank you
Prime Minister John Key”