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NGO at risk of paying enormous tax on funds raised for toddler's treatment

Ljubljana, 4 October - The Slovenian association which has raised EUR 3.8 million for treatment of a 19-month-old Slovenian boy in the US and the recipients of the funds are at risk of having to pay a combined EUR 1.9 million in income tax because the association is not registered as a charity, several media outlets report. Efforts to avoid paying the tax are under way.

The association which raised the money for toddler Kris gave a news conference on 1 October as the fund raising campaign ended.
Pictured from left to right: the association's president Larisa Štoka, Kris's parents Matteo Zudich and Ana Jerak, and the association's vice president Katarina Podgajski.
Photo: Mitja Volčanšek/STA
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