New OECD’s Policy Brief on Taxation and Philanthropy Policy

The OECD has launched a new report in collaboration with the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy, which has now been summarized in a policy brief.

Publication date: 21 Dec 2020

The policy brief provides a summary of the key findings of the OECD’s Taxation and Philanthropy report.

The report, produced in collaboration with the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy, provides a detailed review of the tax treatment of the philanthropic sector in 40 OECD member and participating countries.

This brief first summarises the various arguments for and against the provision of preferential tax treatment for philanthropy, before reviewing the tax treatment of philanthropic entities and philanthropic giving in the 40 participating countries. It then highlights a range of potential tax policy options for countries to consider.

Transnational Giving Europe welcomes the OECD’s conclusions on the importance of facilitating cross-border philanthropy.

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OECD Taxation & Philanthropy - Policy Brief