FirstService Relief Fund Donor Tax Information
In 2019 we saw our FirstService Relief Fund grow thanks to the generous donations of Our People.
Today, more than 1,000 of our team members have elected to donate to the Fund through automatic payroll donations. We’d like to thank all of our donors for their support, and share some helpful information for tax season.
Whether you live in the US or Canada, here are acceptable forms of documentation for tax purposes:
- Payroll deduction – If you elected to donate through automatic payroll deductions, your end-of-year pay stub, along with a completed copy of the payroll deduction enrollment form, is an acceptable form of documentation to file taxes.
- Check donations – If you donated by check, cancelled checks are acceptable forms of documentation for gifts under $250. If you donated $250 or more, you will receive an acknowledgement from Emergency Assistance Foundation which can be used as documentation.
- Credit / Debit card donations – Your credit / debit card statements are acceptable forms of documentation for gifts under $250. If your donation was in the amount of $250 or more, you will receive an acknowledgement from Emergency Assistance Foundation which may also be used.
- Please note: All credit card donors receive an immediate confirmation and thank you email from the Emergency Assistance Foundation (EAF). You will also receive an email acknowledgement letter from EAF the first of the following month. EAF does not send out a year-end letter.
In the US, all donations to the FirstService Relief through the Emergency Assistance Foundation, Inc. are tax deductible. The EIN# for the Emergency Assistance Foundation is 45-1813056.
Tax laws in Canada vary by province, so Canadian donors should consult with their tax preparer to learn more.
As a reminder, 100% of money donated to the FirstService Relief Fund goes directly to help your colleagues when they need it most. Every dollar makes a difference, and no amount is too small.