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EA Handbook Hard Copies for Local Hubs

Hi mhpage,

Great, thanks for that. I'll send you an email after I've discussed with people on this end how many we want.

Legally, no one can exchange cash. (Otherwise, everyone would be able to order the book directly from the printer.) That's why I'm presently footing the bill. I appreciate the tax deduction point, and I am working on a solution. (By that same logic, however, shouldn't you be giving me all of your to-be-donated cash, and then I'll donate it on your behalf and get a further tax deduction?)

This situation actually made me think more abou... (read more)

Can we set up a system for international donation trading?

EA orgs don't have Australian tax deductibility, but I think we could probably give through this system too. Aussies could give to an EA expense which can't be claimed on tax such as;

  1. Expenses incurred through running a GWWC chapter - hiring a lecture hall, food, copies of an EA book etc
  2. mhpage's offer to print EA handbooks (I would imagine)
  3. Paul and Katja's grant experimental EA funding (I would imagine)

In exchange, a partner could give to an EA org which they can get tax deducibility on of the Aussie's choice.

Without allocating them specifically, the... (read more)

0Tom_Ash6yThat should work in theory. It may be hard to find large enough non-deductible spending - I'd recommend contacting Paul and Katja directly. The unusually large gap in the size of tax-deductibility (e.g. 0% in Oz, 25% in the UK) may also put off traders who value what you want to give to much less.
0RyanCarey6yAlso, I think that we can donate tax-deductibly to Oxford and Cambridge - based organizations like CSER and FHI.
EA Handbook Hard Copies for Local Hubs

Thanks for this idea, I'd love to take you up on it. To figure out how many I want:

  1. How long would it be before you would consider a reprint?
  2. How much would it cost to ship them to the postcode 4740, Queensland, Australia?

PS. I might want a hundred or something, in that case I should give you some cash. Donations to EA orgs aren't tax deductible in Australia, so the counterfactual to me buying them is me giving to EA orgs without a tax deduction, whereas your counterfactual to you buying them is (presumably) you giving to EA orgs with a tax deduction. PPS. It seems like everyone else personally messaged you which I can't figure out how to do, sorry...

0mhpage6yHey Brenton-- I'm printing as I go. For example, if you wanted 100 copies, I'd order a 100-copy print run and have it shipped directly to Australia (that would be $4.01/copy with shipping). There isn't much of a volume discount for printing, so this appears to be the most economical strategy. Legally, no one can exchange cash. (Otherwise, everyone would be able to order the book directly from the printer.) That's why I'm presently footing the bill. I appreciate the tax deduction point, and I am working on a solution. (By that same logic, however, shouldn't you be giving me all of your to-be-donated cash, and then I'll donate it on your behalf and get a further tax deduction?) You can send me your address via email: mhpage@gmail.com [mhpage@gmail.com]
2Ben_Kuhn6yClick the "messages" link on the right of the sub-header thing, then the "compose" link on the left :)