Non-Profit Law and the Law of Non-Profit Organizations (NPO)

With our team of highly qualified specialists, we advise and audit comprehensively in the entire third sector.

Our advice to non-profit organizations of all legal forms begins with the preparation of concepts for non-profit projects, the choice of the appropriate legal form, taking into account the requirements of non-profit law, income tax and value added tax (VAT), as well as the support during the entire incorporation process.

Subsequently, we take over the accounting, all declaration work, communication with the tax authorities, the foundation supervisory authority and the registry courts as well as, if necessary, the audit of the annual financial statements and advise on compliance issues of NPO´s. We attend external tax audits and defend the non-profit status vis-à-vis the tax authorities. Of course, we also represent the interests of our non-profit clients before the tax courts.

In addition, we advise the acting bodies in connection with liability issues which may arise from their work for the NPOs.

Non-profit law often also has an international dimension; it might be in connection with the cross-border fulfilment of purposes of domestic organizations or in the area of VAT law. Many years of experience, puts us in a position to offer our clients appropriate solutions.

We are the first point of contact for all tax and non-profit issues in connection with restructurings or the winding-up of NPO´s.

We accompany you and your non-profit organization from the “cradle to the grave”!

A special emphasis of our activity focuses on advising medical-scientific specialized societies and their special questions regarding the fiscal non-profit law.

As a member of the Federal Association of German Foundations, we are also involved in the working group “Foundation Tax Law and Accounting”.

Contact person

Christoph Bergedick LL.M.
German certified public accountant, Lawyer, Tax advisor