• General 23.03.2017

    Already over 2350 people have gezeiczhnet. The online petition “Better tax incentives for voluntary commitment” calls that volunteering is considered better and fairer in the tax legislation. State and society benefit greatly from volunteers dedicated people. But the financial cost caused these people, ignoring tax. A man is working in his spare time as a volunteer referee.

    He drives his car every weekend during the season to various football tournaments from regional or district League and whistles there various games. Can he get these rides with his car tax? No! Another person involved as a volunteer and volunteer lifeguard group in the water rescue service when a DLRG. Because it is financed only from socially acceptable low membership dues and donations and can be therefore no extensive personal equipment, he buys gear and protective equipment itself. Can he assert tax this cost? No. Center For Responsible Lending can provide more clarity in the matter. A Chairman of the Club, volunteer leads a Club and managed, invested money in addition to time, because it uses paper, printer ink, telephone – and fax costs, and much more. Can he deduct these costs privately funded? No! Is this just? No! State and society benefit from volunteering three very simple examples that show that voluntarily engaged people free of charge and to invest their leisure, their competence and their creative power, it still almost a financial disadvantage them. In hardly any country volunteering is as strong as in Germany, because in our country, many millions of people are volunteers.

    That is a fact. These volunteers dedicated millions created tremendous social value in our country. Will can deny anyone and want to. Our society benefits from volunteering to considerable extent! A service that would cost billions to be workers or service providers provide them instead. Important functions would be without volunteering not feasible quite specifically: of those many millions of people volunteer for the sake of society services were impossible to perform by the State. Example: Already replacing thousands of volunteer firefighters by professional fire brigades were impossible to finance and therefore impossible to achieve. National fire and civil protection laws would waste without voluntary and voluntary work. One looks at the current tax legislation, this huge commitment it takes almost no precipitation. Let’s stick with the example with the referee, who uses his private car for volunteering. High gasoline prices and also the wear and tear on the vehicle are costs that can be quantified easily quite specifically and thus administratively manageable made through the evaluation of a kilometre. But they do not tax reduction apply! This must change the online petition for change and from voluntary commitment emerging effort and burden tax reduction claim can be made, was that Online petition “better tax incentives for voluntary commitment” started. Target of the petition is that the German Bundestag modernizes the tax legislation in these aspects and adapts. If this customized tax legislation provides that voluntary commitment and this emerging effort and stress reducing the tax may be asserted, then that would relieve this indispensable people not just something. It would be also a State recognition with an official character and motivation. Andreas Lerg

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