- Is my donation to the ICRC tax-deductible?
If you pay tax in Switzerland, you may be able to deduct donations to the ICRC from your taxable income. The yearly minimum and the amount deductible can vary from canton to canton.
In the United States, the ICRC is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code with EIN 98-6001029. Donations to the ICRC are tax-deductible as allowable by U.S. law.
The ICRC is an international organization based in Switzerland. If you pay tax in another country, please reach out to your country's tax authorities to know if your donation is eligible for a tax deduction.
- Will I receive a receipt that I can submit to the tax authorities?
If you pay tax in Switzerland we will automatically send you a receipt that you can submit to the authorities. This document is sent in February each year.
If you do not pay tax in Switzerland, we will send you a receipt for tax purposes upon request. However, there is no guarantee that your tax authorities will allow you to offset your donation against tax (see above). If you make a donation online, the tax authorities may accept the confirmation email as proof of your donation.
- Tax deduction for companies
Companies are subject to the same rules as individuals.