European Union NGO Resources

This is a rough set of resources that I have accumulated with regards to NGO and especially cross-border issues in the European Union. I am happy to answer questions on this topic:

A basic introduction to some of the issues involved:

A taste of the issues and progress on them: Persche Case: January 2009…

European Foundation Centre

Challenges and opportunities for foundations’ and funders’ work across borders

Lobby for better VAT status for NGO’s

List of European gift taxes:

European National NGO Umbrellas

More or less a cross-border umbrella organization:

Any cross-border giving agreement will probably be a sub-set of a cross-border income-tax agreement. These exist between many countries.

DE Double Taxation Prevention Treaties

NL Double Taxation Prevention Treaties (76 countries)

IBFD is a leading international provider of cross-border tax expertise and independent tax research.

The Netherlands tax authorities are unique in that they will recognize registered foreign public-benefit organizations. The questions are quite strait-forward and I have the application form plus a Google-translated version of it. I am warned that as this is a new program, the scrutiny may increase over time.…

The appropriate tax office:

Belastingdienst 's-Hertogenbosch
T.a.v. ANBI
Postbus 70505
5201 CG 's-Hertogenbosch
+31 73 6245848

The NL NGO portal:

An NL NGO lawyer:

Ineke A. Koele PhD
Benvalor Attorneys at law - Tax lawyers
Wilhelminapark 60-61
3581 NP Utrecht
the Netherlands
t: +31 (0) 88 - 30 300 30
f: +31 (0) 88 - 30 300 33