R13. Can receipts have a facsimile signature?

R13. Can receipts have a facsimile signature?


Short answer

Yes, under certain circumstances.

Receipts can have a facsimile signature if they are:

  • imprinted distinctly—usually by a commercial printer—with the name, address, and BN/registration number of the charity;

    and

  • serially numbered by a printing press or numbering machine;

All unused receipt forms must be kept at the charity’s Canadian address, as recorded with the Canada Revenue Agency.