S23. Is it possible for me to make a donation to a registered charity in my adult child's name and have the tax receipt issued to her?

S23. Is it possible for me to make a donation to a registered charity in my adult child's name and have the tax receipt issued to her?

No. The Canada Revenue Agency will not allow a receipt for a charitable donation to be issued in the name of someone other than the donor. Only the person who makes the donation to the registered charity qualifies for the tax credit and can file the tax receipt with his or her tax return.