More €24.65 million from income tax sent to civil society groups

MORE THAN €24.65 million from tax revenues in 2013 went to civic associations, non-profit organisations, foundations and other entities through the option of diverting 2 percent of tax contributions to the third sector.

MORE THAN €24.65 million from tax revenues in 2013 went to civic associations, non-profit organisations, foundations and other entities through the option of diverting 2 percent of tax contributions to the third sector.

This amount may even increase as the Financial Administration (FS) division of the Finance Ministry hasn't processed all the tax returns yet, the TASR newswire reported on May 18.

"Nearly 133,000 legal entities and individuals that submitted their tax returns by the end of March and were already processed by FS expressed interest in donating 2 percent of the income tax to organisations listed on the list of beneficiaries for 2013," FS spokeswoman Patrícia Macíková said as quoted by TASR.

Companies could contribute to the third sector 1.5 percent of the tax or 2 percent if they donated the same amount from their profits. The citizens could divert 2 percent of the tax paid, or 3 percent but only if they did at least 40 hours of volunteer work last year.

Non-profit organisations will receive the money from the tax contributions no later than June 30, provided that they settled all liabilities they have had with the FS by that date.

The number of beneficiaries from the third sector has been growing in recent years. While in 2002 there were approximately 4,000 beneficiaries, last year citizens could choose from among 11,120 entities. Likewise, the amount of contributions increases as well. From €3 million in 2002 to more than €55 million in 2009, when it reached its peak. Last year almost €47 million was sent to civil society groups from the tax contributions, TASR wrote.

Among largest beneficiaries are the Pontis Foundation, and foundations of the SPP gas utility, Orange, VÚB and Tatra Banka. Other major beneficiaries include the charitable organisation Good Angel ('Dobrý anjel'), League Against Cancer, and an NGO called 'Plamienok' offering paediatric palliative home care assistance to children and adolescents with life-limiting or life-threatening diseases.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Michaela Terenzani from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information
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