Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

We are pleased that you are interested in LOOKING FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE. Here you will find answers to questions that we are asked frequently. If we can’t help you here, just write us a message.

We use Schaffhauser Kantonalbank online donation Form. This form is protected by an SSL certificate. The data of your online donation are encrypted to protect them from unauthorized access and are not passed on to third parties! Your online donation will be debited from your account by direct debit (SEPA).

If you have any concerns, you can simply transfer your donation via bank transfer. The details (IBAN and BIC) for our donation account for general donations:

Looking for Global Justice
Grimselweg 5
CH-8203 Schaffhausen

IBAN: CH86 0078 2007 6686 57101

If the information on our website is not enough for you, please send your questions to spenden@lookingforglobaljustice.com. We offer you comprehensive information.

Naturally. If you wish, we will not pass on your data, which we already strictly protect within the scope of our data protection guidelines, to third parties, not even to those in need.

With an online donation, a receipt is automatically triggered for each donated amount, which is sent to you by email.

With an inheritance, for example, you bequeath part of your estate to LOOKING FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE. In this way, LOOKING FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE becomes a co-heir. They indicate what percentage of the freely available quota the LOOKING FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE receives. In the case of a legacy, on the other hand, you specify a fixed amount in the will that should go to LOOKING FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE.

Legacies and inheritances are important because they support our work in the long term. Often these are amounts that we can freely use for our most urgent tasks.

When you register, your data will be saved and not passed on to third parties.

If associations, foundations and other institutions are recognized by the tax office as charitable or ecclesiastical, donations can be claimed as tax-deductible.

When do I get a donation receipt?

In this article you will find out when you will receive a donation receipt and how you can use it to claim your donation on your tax return.
With a donation you can support charitable causes and do good immediately. But to what extent can a donation also have advantages for you personally, for example with regard to your tax return? What about the donation receipt? You will get the answers in this article.

What is a donation receipt anyway?
Donation receipt, donation receipt, donation receipt – there are different terms that ultimately all mean the same thing. But what is a donation receipt and what is its purpose? First and foremost, it confirms that you have made a donation and that it has also reached the organization to which you donated. On this occasion, a donation receipt is issued, which is based on an official form and contains information on the date of the donation, the amount and of course the person, i.e. you. This can then serve as proof that you have actually donated.

The prerequisite for an organization to be able to issue donation receipts is that the organization pursues charitable, charitable or church purposes – these are also referred to as officially tax-privileged purposes. The organization must prove this by means of a certificate of non-profit status or a notice of exemption from the tax office.

Why do I need a donation receipt?
The impact of your donation depends entirely on who you donate to and for what: humanitarian aid, child and youth welfare or animal welfare? With your donation to a non-profit organization, you are making a direct contribution to supporting the goals of the respective organization.

But not only the organization you support will benefit from your donation. A donation can have an immediate impact on you too.

“Donations made for tax-privileged purposes can be deducted from the tax as a special expense and thus reduce your own tax burden.”

Specifically, your donations can be taken into account for up to 20 percent of the total amount of your income. Section 10 EstG regulates which organizations and purposes are tax-privileged and to what extent you can deduct your donations.

Important: Donations for political parties or independent electoral associations are generally also tax-deductible, but are treated differently from donations for tax-privileged purposes. Separate regulations also apply to membership fees: Not all membership fees are deductible and are recognized by the tax office. Exceptions are, for example, contributions to sports, homeland or animal breeding clubs or for cultural activities that primarily serve to organize leisure time. Associations in the field of nature, welfare, gender, animal or monument protection, on the other hand, can be discontinued.

The best thing to do is to find out more separately here (income tax compact) or ask the relevant organization, association or foundation.

In which case do I need a donation receipt?
The point at which you need a donation receipt to prove your donation to the tax office depends entirely on how much you donate. The detection limit has been 300 euros since January 1, 2021. This means that for donations and membership fees below 300 euros, a simplified proof to the tax office is sufficient. The following applies as simplified proof: a simple account statement, a booking confirmation of the transfer or a deposit slip. Only in the case of donations over 300 euros per year is there an obligation towards the tax office to provide proof of the donations made with a donation receipt.

At a glance

Donation under EUR 300
Simplified proof (account statement, booking confirmation of the transfer or deposit slip) is sufficient to claim the donation at the tax office.

Donation of 300 euros
or more You will receive an official donation receipt from the organization that you have benefited from and must present this to the tax office with your tax return.

As a rule, organizations send the donation receipts automatically after a successful donation – either a few weeks after making your donation, often at the beginning of the new calendar year. But differences also apply here: Since a donation receipt is only required as evidence for donations of 300 euros or more, many organizations do not issue donation receipts below the detection limit in order to proceed in an ecological and cost-saving manner and to keep the administrative effort low. In addition, it sometimes happens that organizations are unable to provide their donors with a certificate because the donors did not provide a full address with the donation (e.g. in the purpose of the transfer).

So if you have donated, are over the detection limit and have not received a donation receipt, simply contact the organization and ask for a donation receipt to be sent to you. In principle, every donor has the right to a donation receipt, so that in case of doubt this can always be requested individually from the organization.

Donation receipt checklist

Check Does the organization I donate to pursue tax-privileged purposes?

Detection limit
Is my donation above the detection limit of 300 euros so that I need a donation receipt as proof to the tax office?

If my donation is above the detection limit: Have I given my full address?

Contacting The
general rule: if in doubt, ask the organization directly

In this article we have explained:

  • what a donation receipt is
  • when a donation receipt is and may be issued
  • what you need a donation receipt for
  • how a donation can basically affect your tax burden

We are experts in all topics related to donations. We provide helpful tips and information on donation receipts, non-profit status and administrative costs.
If you have any questions, please email us at info@lookingforglobaljustice.com

Measured against the total expenditure of LOOKING FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE, our advertising and administrative expenses are between 10% and 20%. In other words: over 80% of the donations go to project work (aid projects). According to the criteria of the Central Institute for Social Issues, the necessary costs for administration and advertising of our organization are to be classified as “reasonable”.

LOOKING FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE is a registered company in Switzerland that finances its projects through donations. Donations from our sponsoring members help us plan safety and implement our projects worldwide.

Yes, in most cases it is possible to visit the LOOKING FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE projects on site. All information about projects can also be found on our website under “Successfully realized projects”.

You do not need any qualifications or documents for this. So that we can get to know you a little better, please tell us a bit about yourself.

Aid organizations are organizations that have made it their business to protect people, animals or property worthy of protection. Humanitarian aid organizations have made it their business to help people. Here, too, a distinction is made between emergency aid organizations and development aid organizations. Emergency aid organizations provide emergency aid in emergencies such as famine, natural disasters, armed conflicts and the associated flows of refugees. The fast logistics are structured in such a way that as many people as possible can be supplied with relief supplies such as food, drinking water, medicines or tents as quickly as possible.

Development cooperation is the partnership and common endeavor of industrialized and developing countries to reduce the large socio-economic disparities between countries. The living conditions of people in developing countries should be sustainably improved.

Since people from all over the world work for us, it is difficult to define a single, overarching corporate culture. However, we have values ​​that we uphold and live every day. This includes honest, open feedback, for example. We also encourage our partners and members to take responsibility for their projects and foster their entrepreneurial spirit. We work as a team – and we believe that we can make the world smarter if we work together towards one goal.

We are convinced that we can only be innovative and successful with openness, respect and tolerance. That is why we welcome people regardless of gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic background or possible physical limitations. We are looking for bright minds from all over the world to build important aid organizations.

LOOKING FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE is transparent for its members and the Swiss authorities. As a registered company, we are obliged to submit regular activity reports anyway. We also try to present our work around the world with as much photo and video material as possible on our website and in our regularly updated social media presence. In addition, everything is documented on our website under “Current projects”, including the finances. In addition, everything is documented on our website under “Current Projects”, including finances.

Yes, we work on an international level. It is important to work with other organizations to provide quick and safe assistance. These can vary depending on the project.

LOOKING FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE works with numerous partner organizations worldwide. These partner organizations make those in need in the individual regions and villages.

If you register with this contact form, your application will in most cases be checked by our HR department. This can be followed by further e-mail correspondence.

Yes, we are always happy if you support our work and projects on a voluntary basis. The more volunteers we have, the more people we can reach. Of course, we can also certify your voluntary work.

If you register with this contact form and describe your suggestions, your application will be accepted by our system and answered by the HR department.

As a member of LOOKING FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE you have no obligations. You can unsubscribe at any time by email.

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