The Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer has released a very interesting report entitled “Cost Estimates of Proposed Tax Measures to Encourage Charitable Donations of Assets”.  It was written by Stephen Tapp.  It looks at the effect of increasing certain tax incentives of donations of private shares, real estate and ecologically sensitive land.  There are lots of interesting nuggets in the study that go far beyond just the issue of tax incentives for these measures.

Here are my comments on the study Cost Estimates of Proposed Tax Measures to Encourage Charitable Donations of Assets

The Cost of New Proposed Canadian Tax Measures to Support Private Share and Real Estate donations – Is it really worth it? by Mark Blumberg.