Re: SPI branch in Spain

From: Peter Vandenabeele <peter(dot)vandenabeele(at)mind(dot)be>
To: spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: SPI branch in Spain
Date: 2003-01-11 15:39:29
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On Sat, Jan 11, 2003 at 03:53:10PM +0100, Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo wrote:
> If we can create/reuse an association for the whole Europe, that's
> much better, now that transfer fees are reduced to national levels (I
> didn't kew if that was sure yet, or only a proposal).

I checked quickly and the system of tax deductible donations is different
per country. In the Belgian law, it is clear that only _Belgian_ NFP's
(Not For Profit's) with a cultural or social goal can receive tax-deductible
donations. In Belgium it is per year, minimum 30 EURO (since 2003) and max
(10% of income or 250,000 EURO whichever is less). In Holland, it is
between 1% and 10% of income (with a max on the income), with a franchise
of the first 1%.

One source I found is Amnesty International, that has well documented
web sites in each country about the fiscal effects (;; ...).

So, if tax deductible aspect is really important, it now seems to me that
it might be required to set-up a branch of the NFP in each European country.



> --
> Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo
> jsogo(at)debian(dot)org

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