The charitable foundation – advantages and opportunities for citizens

Training “Foundation Law”: The new law to further strengthen civic engagement was passed in the Bundestag in July of this year and passed the Bundesrat on September 21, 2007. According to this, founders will have considerable tax advantages in the future and will be able to take advantage of further benefits within the framework of their own foundation. What solutions to acute problems does the charitable foundation offer the community? How can citizens themselves experience high benefits through the foundation and at the same time contribute to the common good? What aspects need to be considered when investing assets within the foundation? How are the current tax opportunities provided by the new law to be assessed? What gives citizens more room for manoeuvre and enables them to exert greater influence on social developments? These and other interesting questions will be discussed and answered by the speakers using case studies, among other things. The event is to be seen as a practical transfer of knowledge for journalistic work.
Speakers: Frank M. Strobelt, Board of Directors of Gesellschaft für Stiftungsförderung e.V., Club Member, Berlin, (, RA Dr. Johannes Fiala, MBA (Univ.), Lecturer (Univ.), Bank-Kfm., Munich, ( Uwe Dörnbrack, Lawyer, Tax Consultant, Auditor, Munich, (
Programme Welcome Introduction to the Foundation 1.1. Definition 1.2. overview of foundation forms 1.3. How it works 2. trust foundation 2.1. Definition 2.2. Difference to a foundation with legal capacity 2.3. independent foundation management 2.4. Advantages for the founder 2.5. community benefit 3 Foundation and asset management 3.1 Trust function 3.2 Protective mechanisms for the founder 3.3 Liability issues 3.4 Design and implementation issues in asset management transition 4 Tax advantages for the founder 4.1. overview of the tax situation of the charitable foundation 4.2. Tax considerations of donations to charitable foundations 4.3. Act to further strengthen civic engagement 4.4. Calculation examples 4.5. Income/support from the foundation Schlusstei 5. summary answering questions
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Venue: PresseClub München e.V. Marienplatz 22 Munich

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