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ExpertEASE: International Giving and Correspondent Banks

NGOsource will be featuring a new blog series called "ExpertEASE," intended to complement our existing LegalEASE blog. These periodic articles will feature the expertise of a member of the international grantmaking community to help shed light on issues of interest to our community. For this first issue, we've asked Crown Agents Bank to provide a background on what it means to be a "correspondent bank," as well as some of the key obstacles that charities face in the delivery of grants abroad.

An Introduction to Withholding and Form W-8

Many of our NGOs and grantmaker members ask about the Form W-8. In this post we’ll explain the purpose of this form as well as the meaning of “withholding” for U.S. tax purposes. Generally, all non-U.S. residents and entities that receive payments from sources in the U.S. are subject to U.S. tax. This standard tax rate is set at 30 percent of income received. Income items that are subject to this tax include dividends on U.S. securities as well as grants or payments for services from U.S. entities, including businesses and foundations.

Voices from the Field: How NGOs Are Responding to COVID-19

Every single day, NGOs around the globe work tirelessly to give voice to the voiceless and make the world a better place. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented demand for NGOs to prioritize the safety and well-being of their colleagues, constituents, and stakeholders. This month, we are highlighting a few of the countless NGOs that NGOsource works with that are taking extraordinary measures to act within the constraints of the pandemic and use this opportunity to make lasting change.

La 27e Région: A Lab for Transforming Public Policies

La 27e Région is an innovation lab dedicated to transforming the public sector in France through citizen-centric design. Based in Paris, La 27e Région was first developed in 2008 in partnership with the Next Generation Internet Foundation (FING) and with support from the Associations of Regions in France (ARF). It has been an independent nonprofit association since 2012.