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Re: Donation to GNU Octave

From: Reinhard Müller
Subject: Re: Donation to GNU Octave
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:01:02 +0100

Dear Jordi,

Am Mittwoch, den 08.02.2012, 10:06 -0500 schrieb Jordi Gutiérrez
> FSF Europe: can Octave get anything like this from you, so that a
> German can do a tax-deductible donation?

the tax deductibility of donations to FSFE is directly based on the rule
that FSFE has to use all of these donations directly within FSFE. It is
not possible to simply forward money to other organisations, especially
not to organisations not approved as charitable in Germany.

If that rule wasn't there, it is pretty obvious that the the whole
system of tax deductibility could easily be exploited.

For cases like that, you might consider to offer a support contract, an
improvement in function, or any other service related to GNU Octave that
can easily be declared as a business spending.

I hope this helps.

Reinhard Müller, Financial Officer
Free Software Foundation Europe

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