October 2017 – DON’T FORGET ABOUT DONATIONS 2017 is the final year to claim the First-Time Donor’s Super Credit. Both the federal and provincial governments offer credits that can result in tax savings, but 2017 is the last year that you can claim the Super Credit if neither you or your spouse, or partner, have claimed any donations since 2008. Eligible tax filers will receive an additional 25% credit on up to $1,000 of monetary donations. That means you could be looking at an effective total credit rate of more than 70%, depending on your income and province of residence. Remember that your donations must be made by December 31st for 2017 tax consideration.