Tax policy analysis

OECD to release new report on Taxation and Philanthropy on Thursday, 26 November 2020


23/11/2020 - Philanthropy plays an important role in most countries, providing private support to a range of activities for the public good. The work of philanthropic organisations is especially evident in the current context of the COVID-19 crisis.

A new OECD report, Taxation and Philanthropy, reviews the tax treatment of philanthropic entities and donations in 40 countries, and highlights a range of potential tax policy options for countries to consider. Produced in collaboration with the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy, Taxation and Philanthropy is the most exhaustive review of the tax treatment of the philanthropic sector undertaken to date.

Taxation and Philanthropy will be launched on Thursday 26 November 2020 at the virtual conference “Taxation and philanthropy: Designing tax incentives for the common good.” The conference is open to the public and will be live streamed.

Journalists are invited to join the livestreamed event on the day of the launch, Thursday 26 November 2020, from 18:15 to 19:30 (CET). The event will feature a keynote speech by Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, in which he will present the key findings of the report, and a Q&A session moderated by Henry Peter, Head of the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy.

Taxation and Philanthropy will be under embargo until Thursday 26 November at 14:00 CET. Advance copies will be available to media the day before release. Requests for advance copies or interviews should be directed to For further information or to request an interview, contact Lawrence Speer in the OECD Media Office.

In asking to receive copies under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD's embargo procedures.

Please note: The OECD's embargo rules prohibit any broadcast, news wire service or Internet transmission of text or information about this report before the stated release time. They also prohibit any communication of the contents of the report or any comment on its forecasts or conclusions to any outside party whatsoever before the stated release time. News organisations receiving OECD material under embargo have been informed that if they breach the OECD's embargo rules they will automatically be excluded in the future from receiving embargoed information.


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