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Discussion on: GitHub will add a “sponsor” button for donations to developers

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Mahesh K

Any idea how it will work for Indian developers? The reason being donations are not allowed through international sources in India. That's one reason why indian developers have no donation buttons in paypal.

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Prajay Basu

"Donation" in this case is not a tax deductible donation and is, in fact, income.

Only government approved NGOs are allowed legit donations in India, but a "sponsorship" in this case (or Patreon/GoFundMe/Kickstarter) is NOT a tax deductible donation as international governments define it.

I believe the process for getting the money in your bank would be the same as it is for freelancers earning foreign income..