Donations to IofC International

Frequently Asked Questions

Tax Information

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Gifts to IofC International: IofC International is a Swiss-based not-for-profit organisation. In general, donations made directly to IofC International from outside Switzerland do not have tax-favoured status. It may be tax efficient, however, to make a donation via your country of residence (e.g., the USA). Do contact us if you are not sure.

Will I receive a receipt that I can submit to the tax authorities?

You will receive an acknowledgement of your donation that can be used as documentation of your payment. If you have made your donation online, you will receive this acknowledgement via email. If you have made your donation via bank transfer (wire), you will receive this acknowledgment in either postal mail or email, depending on your stated preference.

Privacy and Security

How can I be certain that my online payment is safe?

IofC International uses PayPal, an online payment system which ensures an optimum level of security. To prevent fraud, your data are encrypted and then transmitted automatically and directly to the credit card issuer, who processes the payment.

How can I ensure that my personal details are not sent to third parties?

IofC International takes great care to protect the personal data of its donors. This data is stored confidentially, and will not be given to third parties without your permission. Please inform us if you do not wish your data to be stored. 

When I make a gift, will I automatically be placed on the IofC International mailing list?

You will be on our mailing list if you selected this option during the giving process. Your e-mail and/or postal address will be used for this purpose. 

Financial Information

What is the cost of using Paypal and why is it used to process my gift?

PayPal allows individuals to transfer funds electronically from one PayPal account to another. It's free to send money through PayPal, though the recipient is charged a fee to cash the payment.

PayPal has various fee approaches to consider, which may vary by country. Using PayPal allows individuals who do not have credit cards to make a gift, using their own PayPal account. Finally, PayPal securely stores and encrypts all financial data, along with providing 24-hour security monitoring.

Where can I find out about the cost of IofC International’s work and how it’s financed?

Please see the Finances section of the website, which also includes access to our annual audited account report.