Tax-deductability of donation in Europe

Wim Crols wim.crols at
Mon Dec 18 08:12:53 UTC 2000

"Anders Lindbäck" wrote:
> Laurent Guerby skrev:
> > I just read the 22d issue Brave GNU World, and it mentions that one of
> > the goal of FSF Europe is to allow "efficient" donations (taxes and I
> > might add to save various fees when moving money from country to
> > country).
> >
> > Is there any legal framework that allows one european entity to do
> > that? If so what would be the delay between the creation of such an
> > entity and its ability to offer tax-deductible donations?  If not so,
> > one entity per country will have to created (or reused ;-), right?
> No, Europe is not a country which has common laws.
> There will be different type of organisations/companies in different countries.
> Not all contries have laws that allow tax-deductable donations so
> that will not be possible in come countries like Sweden where I come from.
> There are some talks about it Sweden, but right now it´s not possible.

In Belgium it is possible to have a non profit organization and also be
to accept tax-deductable gifts.

Wim Crols
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