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Hungary's Nonprofit Sector
Hungary is widely known to be one of the
most successful "transition"
In Hungary about 60,000 non-governmental organizations are formally registered with authorities, but according to the Central Statistical Office the number of organizations currently operating is approximately 47,000. Most of these came into being in the first half of the 1990s.
In 1996, the government passed the so-called "1% law" which allows tax-payers to donate 1% of their personal income tax bill to the charity of their choice, provided that the charity complies with certain legal require-ments. ››››
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›››› Hungary's Nonprofit Sector
This encourages Hungary's 4.2 million taxpayers to contribute to the third sector, and to exer-cise their choice as to which organizations or causes to support. It is said to have the potential to unlock at least 6.5 billion Hungarian forints (about US$28 million) for Hungarian charities.
In 2000, 62,500 people were employed in
the Hungarian non-profit sector, and the number of volunteers exceeded
400,000. Nearly half (48.5%) of all Hungarian nonprofit organizations
have a yearly income below 500,000 HUF.
The fund will be financed from the 1% of
citizens' personal income tax not donated directly to non-profit
organizations as well as from other revenues. Nonprofit sector
representatives will constitute the majority of the committee
responsible for allocating support grants from the National Civil Fund.
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