Tax Receipts - Canada - Setting Up Receipts
Legal church name
Some churches have a different legal name than the church name that they go by. This can be problematic when generating tax receipts, since the receipts must use the legal name. To accommodate this, you should set the church's "legal name" option on the church settings page. You only need to set this if it's different from the name the church go by.
Note: You must be an administrator to change the legal name setting. If you're not one, be sure to just ask your Church Social administrator to make this change for you.
Church mailing address
Also found on the church settings page is the church address. This address is used to display your church location in the map in the members section. Meaning, this is really your worship address, not necessarily your mailing address. For many churches, the worship address and mailing address are the same. However, that's not always the case.
Since it's important to show the mailing address on the tax receipts, you can set the mailing address option on the church settings page. The mailing address will be preferred over the worship address when generating giving statements and tax receipts.
Note: You must be an administrator to change the church mailing address setting. If you're not one, be sure to just ask your Church Social administrator to make this change for you.
Member mailing address
If a mailing address is set for a member, Tax receipts will prefer the member's mailing address over their home address.
Authorized (treasurer) Name and Signature
On the Giving settings page, Churches are able to upload an authorized signature that will be included on the tax receipts. When the name of the treasurer is set, the tax receipt will change from "Authorized signature:" to "Authorized signature of John Doe:". Unlike the signature, the authorized name is not required. Simply use this if you want it.
You can upload an authorized signature image that will be used to sign Tax Receipts generated by Church Social. To create your signature we recommend that you sign a white piece of paper using a black felt-tipped pen and either scan that page or take a picture using your phone. You will then need to convert the image into a valid SVG file. No other image formats are supported. Use picsvg.com to convert a scanned signature (Black and White scans work best).
The Tax Receipt
Church Social generates a tax receipt in accordance with the Canada Revenue Agency requirements. Tax receipts are versioned and immutable, meaning any changes to the member information or contributions results in a new, replacement tax receipt.