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The Benefits of Membership

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As a member of the Peterborough NDP, you will be kept up to date on the issues that affect all of us. Why not get involved, and help show our community what a difference a strong and united group of NDP-ers can make. As a member of the riding, you automatically become a member of both the Provincial and Federal parties. You will receive exclusive information about the NDP's activities and its stand on issues. And you'll be able to have your concerns heard by the party as only a member can.

How much does it cost to join the NDP?

  • Wage earners - $25.00 per year.
  • Those not earning a wage or students - $5.00 per year

Who can become a Member of the NDP?

  • Anyone 14 years of age or older can become a member of the NDP.

Methods of Payment

We recommend the Pre-Authorized Chequing plan. It helps the party plan its revenues and expenditures and allows members to take full advantage of tax rebates. You will be able to spread your contributions throughout the year instead of making one large donation.

Tax Credits

Tax credits make donating easier and allow you to give more. When you give $200, you get back $150 on your income tax return, so it really only costs you $50. Both the Provincial and Federal Political Tax Credits are not a deduction against your income, but a real credit against your tax payable. The credit is applied against the final tax payable line on your tax form. And now, should your provincial tax credit exceed your provincial tax payable, the difference is payable to you.

Provincial Tax Credits (effective Jan. 1, 2009)
Total Contributions Credit Calculation Maximum Cumulative Tax Credit
Up to $372 75% of contribution $279
$372 to $1240 $279 + 50% of the amount over $372 $713
33 1/3% of donations over $1,240 $713 + 33 1/3% of the amount over $1240 or $1240, whichever is less $1240
Federal Tax Credits (effective June 10, 2004)
Total Contributions Credit Calculation Maximum Cumulative Tax Credit
Up to $400 75% of contributions $300
$ 400.01 to $750 $300, + 50% of contributions over $400 $475
$ 750.01 to $1,275 and over $475, + 33 1/3% of contributions over $750, or $650, whichever is less $650