Charitable status of the Wau Holland Foundation Resumed

With a letter from the Hamburg tax authorities, the Wau Holland Foundation's charitable status (tax exemption) was reinstated, applying retroactively for 2011. Therefore all donations (EU-wide) from the years 2011 and 2012 are tax-deductible for the donors.

Please note that for donations amounting to less than 200€ per year you don't need a specific donation receipt from us to have your donation counted as tax-deductible. In such a case, you are required to pass your money transfer receipt and the so-called Freistellungsbescheid to your local tax authorities.

For donations exceeding 200€ or more per year, please use the web form to request your donation receipt. We will try to process your request as soon as possible.

Donations to Wau Holland Foundation are tax-deductible within the EU

As the tax exemption (charitable status) was reinstated, it applied retroactively for 2011 and 2012, thereafter enabling European citizens to make a tax-deductible donations to the Foundation. This was due to a ruling of the European Court in 2007 (Decision C‑318_07), which mandates that every EU country honor the tax exemption decisions of any other EU country.