When am I entitled to a tax certificate?
Both companies and private individuals receive tax certificates for any donations of 40 euros or more. These donations made in 2020 give you a tax reduction of 60%.
The tax certificate is always drawn up in the name of the bank account holder.
Tax certificates are only issued for gifts, manual donations and bank donations in cash. Gifts in kind (of tangible objects or immovable property) are not eligible.
More detailed information on tax deductibility can be found on the website of the Federal Public Service Finance.
Do I have to request a tax certificate?
No. We will automatically send your tax certificate to the postal address associated with the bank account number the transfer was made from.
When will I receive my tax certificate?
Tax certificates are always issued in March of the year following your donation.
For example, if you made a donation in 2020, you will receive your tax certificate in March 2021.
I'm making a donation from abroad. Am I entitled to a tax certificate?
The University of Antwerp issues tax certificates for donations made in Belgium. If you wish to make a donation from another country, it is best to check which tax rules apply in that country.
Can tax certificates be issued for sponsoring?
No. Sponsors often get visibility in exchange for their contributions: this might be a featured logo, an advertisement, or another form of publicity. In other words, there is always some kind of quid pro quo. Donations, by their very definition, are always 'for free'. Tax certificates can only be issued for donations without any quid pro quo.
Can my company make a donation?
Yes, it is perfectly possible for a company to make a donation. Just like private individuals, companies also receive a tax certificate for any donations of 40 euros or more, which are 60% tax deductible.
For limited companies ('vennootschappen'), the total amount eligible for this tax deduction is limited to 5% of their net profit, with a maximum deductible amount of 500,000 euros.
For more detailed information and advice, please contact your accountant or tax consultant.
Am I always entitled to a tax deduction?
There are always a few exceptions. We recommend checking what these are by going through all the information on the website of the Federal Public Service Finance.
Is it possible not to receive a tax certificate for my donation?
Yes, this is perfectly possible. Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.