S39. An organization that is not a registered charity asked to use our registered charity registration number for their fundraising event. Can we do this?

S39. An organization that is not a registered charity asked to use our registered charity registration number for their fundraising event. Can we do this?


Short answer

No. Under no circumstances should a registered charity lend its registration number to another organization for receipting purposes. You—the registered charity—are responsible for all tax receipts issued under your name and number and must account for the corresponding donations on your annual information return. If you lend your registration number, you could lose your charitable registration.