Charity NGO struggles to pay its taxes
The Greek branch of SOS Children’s Villages said yesterday that property taxes and changes to its tax status have hit the relief efforts of the charity organization.
Giorgos Protopapas, director of SOS Children’s Villages Greece, said the organization, which is not granted state subsidies, was asked to pay 73,750 euros in tax on property that does not generate any revenues. Under new regulations, he said, the interest on donations is regarded as profit and is thus subject to a 26 percent tax, up from 15 percent.
The 3,500-year-old skeleton of an ancient warrior lying in a treasure-filled grave has been unearthed by US archaeologists at the site of the Mycenaean-era Palace of Nestor near Pylos, in the Peloponnese, the Culture Ministry said yesterday. He is believed to have been a senior member of Pylos’ aristocracy.