IMI ANBI/Charitable Status
As of January 1st 2009, the Dutch Tax Service (Belastingdienst) has granted to IMI ANBI status. The Dutch abbreviation ANBI means Algemeen Nut Beogende Instellingen (Institution Aimed at the Common Good) refers to charitable, religious, humanistic, cultural and scientific institutions whose mission and operations are deemed by the Tax Service overwhelmingly to serve the Common Good.
The Dutch government implements a fiscal policy that encourages the donation of funds to causes that advance the Common Good. Apart from granting tax advantages to IMI, ANBI status also favors IMI's Sponsors, Contributors and Patrons in countries that grant tax concessions to foreign registered charities, as well as those based in the Netherlands. Sponsors, Contributors and Patrons who have made a donation to IMI may be able to deduct the amount from taxable income.
For a copy of IMI's ANBI certification from the Netherlands Tax Service, please click here.