The CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) allows charitable societies that operate religious schools to issue official receipts for income tax purposes. The receipt is for the provision of religious education. This does not mean that the fees for the K-6 day-school program should be thought of as a donation. This is a special consideration the CRA makes for religious schools and is a benefit to our parents. This does not mean that fees to the Society are optional. The benefit of this is that the after-tax cost of the fees is significantly less, resulting in nearly half the total tax savings of fees paid.