In the Netherlands, it is possible to annually give the ‘Stichting Vrienden van de ETF’ (Friends of ETF) a fixed sum, even for a specific project, which is 100% tax deductible. It is one of the conditions that the amount of the gift remains the same for five years, and that the terms of the donation are set out in a written agreement.
You can download a ‘schenkingsovereenkomst‘ (donation agreement) form and, after filling it in and signing it, send it to the foundation, ‘Stichting Vrienden van de ETF’. The foundation also signs a copy and sends this back to you. The only thing you then have to do is to transfer the pledged amount at the agreed intervals or to take out a direct debit so that the ‘Stichting Vrienden van de ETF’ can debit the pledged amount at the agreed intervals.
For questions about long-term donations, please contact our accountant, +32 16 20 08 95.