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Why is a handling surcharge being charged?

The Respekt.net-Betriebsgesellschaft m.b.H. (the operating company) incurs IT development and IT operating costs, personnel costs for management and administration, legal and tax-advice costs, banking charges and other expenses for the implementation of the coupon model.

To cover these costs, a handling surcharge of 10 % plus 20 % VAT (totalling 12 %) is charged. The actual amount of the coupon reaches the project without deduction.

The objective is that a considerable part of the costs of the coupon implementation can be covered. The rest shall be borne by the non-profit association Respekt.net (100 % owner of Respekt.net-Betriebsgesellschaft m.b.H.) which supports the operation of the crowdfunding platform www.respekt.net.