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From Florian Effenberger <>
Subject Re: OOo Monetary Donations
Date Thu, 09 Jun 2011 09:31:49 GMT

Martin Hollmichel wrote on 2011-06-09 11.20:

> Team OOo donation are not tax-deductible, as not want have all spendings
> as especially meritorious. Of course Team OOo is a non-profit
> organization and more flexible in spendings. My understanding is that
> the especially meritorious term also limits spending inside Germany (see
> German link)

indeed, having it as "besonders förderungswürdig" brings the benefit of 
getting tax bonuses and having donations as well as membership fees 
tax-deductible, while it limits the way you can spend. Both options do 
not affect, as far as I recall, the type of donations or their origin 
that you can accept.

This combination of two associations so far worked very well, because 
depending on what was needed, it was one or the other association that 
could step in, as both models have their advantage, indeed.

Just as an example: In the past, we often had it that OOoDeV/FrODeV paid 
for the trade show booth e.g. at CeBIT, while TeamOOo jumped in with 
travel fundings.


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