For voluntary contributions, please submit your cheque payable to Treasurer, City of Toronto by mail or in-person:
City of Toronto
Box 2500, Terminal A
Toronto, ON M2N 1H2
In-person at an Inquiry and Payment Counter
Cheque, cash and debit card payments are accepted with in-person contributions at the Inquiry and Payment Counters. Include your name and mailing address information, so a receipt for income tax purposes can be mailed to you.
The collection and processing of donations made under the Voluntary Contribution Option conforms to the City’s policy surrounding donations: Policy on Donations to the City for Community Benefits.
This program was approved by City Council at its meeting on November 29, 2011 to December 1, 2011.
The City of Toronto is a municipality, and as such is a “qualified donee” and is allowed to issue official income tax receipts under the following section of the Income Tax Act:
While registered charities are the most common type of qualified donee, any municipality in Canada is considered a qualified donee. The City of Toronto is named on Canada Revenue Agency’s website of listed qualified donees.
For a donation of $20.00 or more, the City issues an income tax receipt under strict accounting procedures and in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Act, and Canada Revenue Agency’s guidelines and legislation. A receipt issued under the Voluntary Contribution program would be claimed on the income tax form under the donations form in the same way a donation to a charitable organization would be claimed.