• Creating New Momentum for Charitable Giving between France and the U.S.

    October 01 2009, 08:30 - 08:30
    Location: AmCham France

    The American Chamber of Commerce in Paris is pleased to invite you to a breakfast roundtable to discuss the developing relationship between France and the United States in the area of charitable giving and the reciprocal recognition of tax-exempt organizations.
    Creating a New Momentum in Charitable Giving between France and the United States
    The opening topic of discussion will be the inability of French charitable organizations or their French donors to help finance the work of not-for-profit organizations based in the United States.  Yet, American taxpayers can contribute deductible donations to organizations that carry out their charitable work in France. Causes and possible remedies to this unequal situation will be the starting point of our discussion. 
    In any event, France will need to adjust its current laws to meet the evolving EU requirements; perhaps the US tax-exempts will benefit indirectly. 
    Lest we too quickly assume that it is a simple matter to open the tax system to charitable giving without also opening the door to those who would abuse this opportunity, a speaker from the OECD will bring up highlights of the recent OECD report on the abuse of charities for tax evasion and money laundering.
    The following speakers will participate to bring out the issues and problems on the topic of the day:
    • Député Sebastien Huyghe
    • Yaële Aferiat, Association Française des Fundraisers
    • Brian McAuley, OECD
    • Eric Fourel, Ernst & Young Société d’Avocats
    • Philippe-Henri Dutheil, Ernst & Young Société d’Avocats
    • Sandrine Marion, Ernst & Young Société d’Avocats
    • Diane Juzaitis, Ernst & Young Société d’Avocats

    Reservations must be received by close of business Monday, September 28, 2009.
    Cancellations and refunds cut off close business September 28, 2009.

    This is a forfait event for President’s Council, Corporate, Affiliate, Entrepreneur
    & Non-Profit Members; Other Members: € 10 – Non Members & Guests: € 20