Where does the money go?
Answer: All the funds raise through the silent auction go to helping run the FDFestival. These would include the renting of the venues, tents, tables & chairs, music equipment, advertising, website and social media administration, and most important, supporting the volunteers and artists as they participate in festival.
Question: If I purchase an item over $20.00 do I get a receipt?
Answer: Purchases of live or silent auction items, raffle tickets, event admission tickets or green fees are not eligible for tax receipts. FD Fest sends receipts only to individuals or organizations that make a donation without receiving any product or tangible item in return.
Question: I want to donate an item for the auction from my business, do I get a receipt?
Answer: As per Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) guidelines, FD FEST is able to provide “gift-in-kind” letters for the donations of goods from businesses or individuals. These letters can be used to support business promotion expenses. Gift-in-kind receipts will only be issued to individuals for material goods, if the goods are new and a receipt or invoice from the purchase accompanies the request for a receipt.
Question: How do I get a receipt as a sponsor?
Answer: Sponsorships are not eligible for tax receipts, as the sponsor receives advertising, marketing or promotional value and therefore the payment is not a gift. Instead, sponsors can receive a business acknowledgment letter for the value of their sponsorship which can be used to support business expenses.
Question: I have art I would like to donate-do I receive a tax receipt?
Answer: Gifts of artwork, wine, collectibles, or items of a unique nature must be accompanied by a recent independent appraisal, regardless of value. Gifts of art donated by artists and art dealers are seen as disposition from their inventory and therefore are not eligible for tax receipts.
Question: What are the increments for bidding?
Answer: For on-line bidding, there is a minimum of a $2.00 bid increase. There is no maximum increase.
Question: How do I pay for my item when I win it?
Answer: you can pay by cash or by credit card on our website.
If you have any questions not covered here, please email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
FDFest Artistic Director