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Is there a list of international charities for which donations are tax exempt in CH?

I'm looking for a good charity (working against climate change or helping people in the developing world) to support regularly, with donations deductible from Swiss taxes.

Is there a list somewhere of international charities which have headquarters or administrative arms in Switzerland? I admit, I have only googled in English although I can read German reasonably, if slowly. Recommendations also welcome.

(They may simply all be based in Geneva, this list looks reasonable but I wonder that it's missing Oxfam, Friends of the Earth, etc:
http://www.genevainternational.org/p..._Organisations )
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Old 24.01.2020, 11:24
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Re: Is there a list of international charities for which donations are tax exempt in

All charity donations are tax deductible to a set limit.

Tip: make all your charity payments on one day and no other payments that day. Submit your bank payment confirmation with your tax return as evidence of payment...
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Old 24.01.2020, 11:36
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Re: Is there a list of international charities for which donations are tax exempt in

Donations to charities w/ the Zewo mark are tax deductible.
https://zewo.ch/de/spenden-von-der-steuer-abziehen/

Donations to charities w/o Zewo mark can be tax deductible. My Movember donation was accepted.

I assume the more you donate/deduct, the more important the Zewo mark might become. The taxman might blankly accept a CHF 100 or 200 donation.

Here climate related charities with the Zewo mark: https://zewo.ch/de/npo-suche/?f-search=Klima

One you might not know is the Bruno-Manser-Fonds https://www.bmf.ch/en/homepage/
Read here who he was https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Manser
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Old 24.01.2020, 12:11
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Re: Is there a list of international charities for which donations are tax exempt in

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All charity donations are tax deductible to a set limit.

Tip: make all your charity payments on one day and no other payments that day. Submit your bank payment confirmation with your tax return as evidence of payment...
All Swiss charities that I have ever donated to sent me either a receipt or letter of confirmation for the tax office.

Sending money is not automatically the same as making a donation. You might have been paying for goods or services received for example.
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Re: Is there a list of international charities for which donations are tax exempt in

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All charity donations are tax deductible to a set limit.
This is not true for international donations, atleast here in Schwyz. I have had international donations with proper receipts rejected by the tax office.
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