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

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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..