Tax-deductability of donation in Europe

Jeff Davies jeff at
Tue Dec 19 11:45:35 UTC 2000

Matthias Kabel wrote:

> * Olaf Koglin (olaf at [001218 18:13]:
> >
> > I think the question is: Shall the fsf europe found *one* official
> > association in one european country, which is responsible for all
> > official work, or shall we found several associations in Europe?
> >
> I think there should be one organisation in every country. It is and it will
> be for a long time very expensive to transfer money from one country to
> another, so small amounts of money will be reduced in an inacceptable way.
> It is much cheaper to collect money in every country.

This does not mean you have to have an organisation in every country, it just
that the organisation has to have a bank account in every country.

However to gain tax free status in the UK for example, a charity has to be
registered in the UK as
a charity, however, I think there is no problem in the charity actually being
The registration process is essentially cost-free.

Jeff Davies

> And it will be easier to talk with your local tax office if the organisation
> is in the country.
> Matthias Kabel
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