Parish Finances



The following transparent information, on the financial balance of 2015, is published in order to comply with the Dutch Tax-Office regulations: BalanceSheet2016.pdf.
For any questions regarding this balance, please contact our treasurer at costreasurer@gmail.com. 



Since our church has been officially recognized as an ANBI charity organization, our financial donors may have fiscal benefits, and qualify for the Dutch income-tax deduction.
 
One time donation deductible?
 
When you are considered a Dutch tax resident then you can deduct your gifts to COS above a certain threshold. The threshold is currently 1 percent of your taxable income (your so-called: verzamelinkomen).
 
Or returning donations?
 
If you are interested to donate our Church for a longer period of time, then you can also do a periodical donation to our Church. Then the gift is completely deductible from your taxable income.
 
A donation is considered periodical when:
 
  1. there is an agreement in writing;
  2. the amounts are at least once per year transferred to our Church;
  3. the amounts are the same more or less each year;
  4. the amounts are minimally transferred for minimal of 5 years to our Church; and
  5. our Church is not committed to deliver a counter deed related to the gift.
 
The periodical donation ends at the end term of the agreement (minimal after 5 years) or by the death of the person providing the gift and / or his or her partner.
In case you encounter unexpected unemployment you do not have to continue with the donations. The Tax Authorities need to provide a so-called  ‘vrijstelling’ , read ‘permission’ that the tax benefit does not have to be repaid.
 
Are you interested in more information about the possibility to donate to our Church using the possibility of a tax deduction? Then contact our Parish Office (office@parish.nl) or our treasurer (costreasurer@gmail.com).