Donations and tax deductions

Your donation is tax deductible in all EU member states & the US

If you live in Europe and are making a donation to EURORDIS, you are entitled to claim a tax deduction of your donation. Tax deductible charitable contributions can be made directly to EURORDIS by clicking here. EURORDIS will issue a tax receipt upon reception of your contribution.

Alternatively, tax deductible charitable contributions can be made in the US through the King Baudouin Foundation and the Transnational Giving Europe Network. More detail here. The King Baudouin Foundation will issue a tax receipt upon reception of your contribution. U.S.-based donors can support our activities in a tax-efficient way through a contribution to the ‘American friends of EURORDIS’ at the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). Because KBFUS is a public charity, within the meaning of Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the IRC, donors may claim the maximum tax benefits allowed by U.S tax law for their contributions.


Background information

A series of rulings by the European Court of Justice set out a “non-discrimination principle”, according to which EU Member States must award equal tax concessions to charities based in other EU Member States where the foreign charities can be shown to be “comparable” to domestic organisations holding charitable tax status.

If you are a tax resident of an EU Member State and you are  making a donation to a charity that is based in another EU Member State, you may benefit from a tax deduction equivalent to that which would apply to donations you make to a charity based in your own EU Member State of residency.

In case you do not receive the expected deduction, EURORDIS commits to reimburse the corresponding loss. Donation receipts are published in the seven languages of In case you need to have a receipt in another language please send your request to

Page created: 27/01/2016
Page last updated: 02/05/2017
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