Nineteen CSOs in Macedonia have jointly initiated efforts towards improving the tax framework for civil society organizations, stressing that the tax policies are of great importance for creating an enabling environment for sustainability and development of civil society. Concretely the initiative targets changes to the law on personal and profit tax necessary for CSOs not to be taxed as for-profit organizations when covering travel, accommodation and other costs for participating in their activities.
In a public discussion regarding tax laws that affect CSOs in Macedonia which took place on June 27th, 32 CSO representatives have discussed the need for amendments and expressed their support to the initiative. The initiative has been distributed to all Members of the Parliament in Macedonia, asking them to support the law amendments by using the mechanisms and contacts at hand and directly contribute to the development of the civil society in Macedonia.
BCSDN and its member organization MCIC are supporting this initiative, based on MCIC’s analysis “Tax environment of CSOs in Macedonia” and reinforcing the recommendations from the Monitoring Matrix Report for Macedonia 2013.
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