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B.C. Reg. 343/95
O.C. 1008/95
Deposited August 18, 1995
effective September 1, 1995
This consolidation is current to December 12, 2017.

Income Tax Act

Political Contributions Regulations

Contents
1Income tax receipts
2Information to be included on receipts
3Invalid receipts
4Distribution and retention of receipts
5Receipts may be used as eligible political contribution by spouse
6Restrictions on eligible political contributions in relation to conference and convention fees

Income tax receipts

1  In this regulation:

"receipt" means a receipt issued under section 20 of the Income Tax Act by a financial agent for a registered political party, registered constituency association or candidate.

Information to be included on receipts

2  (1) Receipts must be printed with sequential serial numbers.

(2) A receipt and every copy of a receipt issued for a political contribution must clearly indicate the following:

(a) that it is a receipt for British Columbia income tax purposes;

(b) the serial number of the receipt;

(c) the amount of the political contribution;

(d) the date on which the political contribution was received;

(e) the name and address of the person making the political contribution including, in the case of an individual, the given names of the individual;

(f) the signature of the financial agent;

(g) in the case of a contribution to a candidate,

(i) the name of the candidate, and

(ii) the election in which the individual is a candidate, identified by electoral district and general voting day;

(h) in the case of a contribution to a political party or constituency association,

(i) the name of the organization as filed with the chief electoral officer under Part 9 of the Election Act, and

(ii) the identity number assigned to the organization under section 192 of the Election Act.

(3) If a replacement receipt is issued for a previously issued receipt, in addition to the applicable information under subsection (2), the receipt must clearly indicate

(a) that it is issued as a replacement receipt, and

(b) the serial number of the original receipt.

Invalid receipts

3  (1) A receipt is not valid for the purposes of section 20 of the Income Tax Act

(a) if it is not signed by the financial agent of the registered political party, registered constituency association or candidate to whom the contribution is given, or

(b) if

(i) the day on which the political contribution was received,

(ii) the year in which the political contribution was received, or

(iii) the amount of the contribution

is incorrectly or illegibly entered on the receipt.

(2) A receipt referred to in subsection (1) (b) must be dealt with as a spoiled receipt.

Distribution and retention of receipts

4  (1) Receipts must have at least 2 parts, to be distributed as follows:

(a) the original must be provided to the taxpayer for attachment to the taxpayer's tax return;

(b) one copy must be retained by the financial agent;

(c) if applicable, other copies must be dealt with in accordance with the Election Act.

(2) If a receipt is spoiled, it must be marked "cancelled" and the original and all copies must be retained by the financial agent.

(3) Copies of receipts required to be retained under this regulation must be retained by the financial agent at the same location that the financial records of the political party, constituency association or candidate under the Election Act are maintained by the financial agent.

Receipts may be used as eligible political contribution by spouse

5  A receipt for an eligible political contribution by the spouse of a taxpayer may be used by the taxpayer as an eligible political contribution of the taxpayer.

Restrictions on eligible political contributions in relation to conference and convention fees

6  If a fee for a conference or convention, as referred to in section 180 (3) of the Election Act, includes an amount to cover the costs of food or accommodation, or both, that amount is not an eligible political contribution and must be deducted from the fee for the purposes of determining the political contribution for which a receipt may be issued.

Note: this regulation replaces B.C. Reg. 340/79.

[Provisions of the Income Tax Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 215, relevant to the enactment of this regulation: section 20]