On Sun, Jun 11, 2006 at 02:18:43PM +0200, Sylvain Sauvage wrote:
> Dimanche 11 juin 2006, 13:47:18 CEST, Sven Luther a écrit :
> > There was also talk of an EU regulation, which said that if an
> > association had tax-exemption in one of the EU countries, then this tax
> > exemption would be valid in other countries of the EU too. If this is
> > verified, it would naturally make more sense for european folk to
> > donate to european non-profit tax-exempted associations.
> Tax-exemption does not imply an exemption of bank movement charges.
> Death and taxes ... and bankers.
Nope, but the european union does have some limitation in place for bank
movement charges and such, so it is way less expensive for an european donator
to donate to the german ffis, than to the US SPI, especially given the
lamentable state of US banks, and the horror stories one reads on the spi
lists from time to time (about checks lost while transiting between banks and
other such which are the result of pre-historic banks).
Ideally one such global donation organisation could have a
web-credit-card-payement stuff set up, and let people from all over make
donations with credit card, with the less possible fee. Naturally you have to
chose a bank or credit card solution which is not a security hole, and will
get his credit card numbers stolen (or maybe they sell them or something).
<insert more rant about pre-historic banks>.