Secular Hungary

Secular Hungary

Tax Evasion a la Catholique

The court in Pécs is dealing with financial issues of the Catholic church in Pécs. As it seems, between 2005 and 2010, around 15-20 people declared falsely to be working in small parishes in order to be able to benefit from special income tax cuts for clergy working in small parishes. Also, all cash accumulated during the year (around 30-50 million forint per year) was transferred to a fund that is not audited by anyone. The use of these monies was monitored in a paper notebook which has disappeared.
At present, only one person, Mr Gyula W. is accused, although he hardly could have conducted all this without the knowledge of others involved. The issue was raised in 2010 when the church employed a new accountant who protested against these practices, called them illegal and lodged a complaint with state authorities. He was dismissed.

http://nol.hu/lap/mo/20130301-ha_a_fuzet_meselni_tudna

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