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Hi folks,

Benjamin Horst wrote on 2011-02-08 19.58:
My suggestion was to use a personal account to collect and then disburse the income, which would 
probably trigger income tax, as BRM mentioned in his response. (I don't know with any certainty, 

Another platform like Kickstarter is

According to their site, you can "Start your campaign from any country in the world as long as you have 
a valid bank account."

It also lets you collect pledged funds even if you don't meet your overall goal, but it charges 
fees of 4 or 9% (the higher fee if you don't meet your full goal, the lower fee if you do). Not 
sure what Kickstarter's fee structure is to compare.

I guess it would be best if a nonprofit like OOoDeV would do the thing, as otherwise, tax issues arise and there is no tax-deductibility.

If you know of a service we can use as German nonprofit, I'm happy to look into it. :)


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