25 May 2021

ERNOP Science and Society Seminar Series 2021 – Taxation, philanthropy and implications for practice

The third seminar of the ERNOP Science and Society Seminar Series 2021 will see Giedre Lideikyte Huber from the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Geneva, and Hanna Surmatz, EFC, explore “Taxation, philanthropy and implications for practice” on 25 May.

Having knowledge of tax issues may favour structuring and attracting funds for the benefit of philanthropic organisations. Also, as the tax treatment of philanthropic entities and transactions can be different from country to country and this could influence the choice of jurisdiction for philanthropic initiatives and avoid hurdles. The seminar will discuss the justification of tax relief for philanthropic initiatives, a fact which is sometimes questioned to the detriment of the non-profit field.

The ERNOP Science and Society Seminars are a monthly series of online seminars in which researchers from ERNOP philanthropy research centres and academic chairs present their state of the art work through online presentations.

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