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Embo applauds court backing of tax-exempt status for editing

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European molecular biology organisation hails ruling involving former subsidiary as victory for peer review

The European molecular biology organisation Embo has welcomed a German court decision reaffirming the non-profit status of scientific editing in a case involving one of its former subsidiaries, EMBO Press Innovations.

A German tax office, the Finanzamt Heidelberg, denied tax-exempt status to the press because it said the organisation’s scientific editing activities did not qualify for the exemption.

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