Re: donation to SPI as charitable organization from U.K.
On Mon, Aug 26, 2002 at 07:07:10PM +0100, David Stone wrote:
> I'm a Debian user in England, and should like to give some money to
> help support the Debian project. This really only applies, therefore,
> to people in England and Wales, though perhaps people in other
> countries may have analogous situations.
> I've been trying to work out how to do this tax-efficiently. If I
> give through an intermediate organization such as CAF
> (http://www.cafonline.org), then I get tax relief on the donation.
> CAF, however, must be satisfied that the final organization is one
> which has charitable aims (as defined in the law of England and
> Wales). As far as I can tell, SPI qualifies, though IANAL. I asked
> them to check on SPI; they -- apparently -- wrote to SPI (I don't know
> whom), but got no reply. So:
> - Has anybody else in the U.K. done this successfully? If so, how?
I'm not sure, but http://www.spi-inc.org/donations links to a German
organization. I don't know if that helps.
> - Does anybody know whom to contact in SPI? I could then pass on
> these contact details to CAF.
Branden Robinson is the SPI Treasurer, and should be the first point of
contact here. Mail <email@example.com>.
I'm also in England, and a member of SPI, so I'd be willing to help if
there's a way to make donations simpler for everybody.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]