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What shall I do if my organisation is still in the foundation process?

If you are still in the official registration process of your association and not acknowledged as charitable by the German tax authorities yet, you have to state that when registering your project. In that case, ‘the project is managed by an organisation that is not entitled to issue tax receipts in Germany. This means we cannot issue tax receipts for donations to your project as well.

If you’ve already sent all necessary documents to the German tax authorities and are waiting to hear back from them, it might be better to just wait until this process is completed. That way you can collect donations that are tax deductible right from the beginning.

Please note : The decision you make is final. In special cases and the belated acknowledgement of your charitable status by the German tax authorities, please contact our projects & organisations team: