Tax-deductability of donation in Europe

Florian Weimer Florian.Weimer at RUS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
Mon Dec 18 14:38:52 UTC 2000

Olaf Koglin <olaf at> writes:

> > In Belgium it is possible to have a non profit organization and also be
> > able
> > to accept tax-deductable gifts.
> In Germany it´s possible, too. I´ve got some experience (and trouble)
> with that subject from founding a "Chaos Computer Club" in Cologne. But
> I think Laurent meant to found *one* european entity. (?)

In fact, in Germany, you can only accept money without a hassle.
Services and goods for charities are not tax-deductible itself.  Of
course, you can write a bill and donate the money afterwards, but the
VAT will be lost in this scenario.

(At least this was the situation three years ago.)

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