Stichting Foundation for International Law for the Environment ("FILE") is a registered ANBI (“Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling”) in the Netherlands. In accordance with Dutch tax rules FILE is required to publish, on its website, financial information of the prior financial year within 6 months of the end of that financial year.
FILE’s first financial year ended on 31 December 2019 and as a result the financial information was due to be published on this website of FILE by 30 June 2020.
FILE is unable to comply with this timeline for its first financial year, due to the corona crisis and wishes to extend the deadlines in accordance with the rules issued by the Dutch tax authority (see here)
The Board of FILE has signed a Board Resolution on 30 June 2020 stating that "The board resolves to extend the time-frame for publishing the financial information of FILE on FILE's website, required as a result of its ANBI qualification, by 4 months, to 31 October 2020. The Board notes that the resolved extensions are permitted by the Dutch tax authority and confirms that the reason for FILE's extension of the preparation and disclosure deadline is due to the delay in preparation and audit of annual accounts caused by service and staff delays due to the corona crisis."
Board of Directors of FILE
30 June 2020