Army biggest beneficiary of tax payers’ voluntary financial support

By mid-November, around 605,000 Lithuanian citizens supported filled out requests to the Tax Inspectorate, asking to allocate a fraction of their income tax to various organizations or political parties.

Lithuanian support to the armed forces has grown eight times this year, from 36,000 euro last year to 281,000 in 2015.

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Other beneficiaries included charity organizations, schools and organizations working with homeless animals .

The top-ten beneficiaries:

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Organisation / number of supporters / sum (euros)

Lithuanian armed forces / 6,581 / 276,412

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Charity and support fund Bėdų turgus / 6,373 / 158,608

Public institution Lesė (animal welfare) / 3,701 / 94,178

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Support and charity fund Mamų unija / 3,657 / 93,716

Public institution Penkta koja (animal welfare) / 3,805 / 85,857

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Public institution Sostinės krepšinio mokykla (basketball school) / 3,128 / 69,669

Public institution SOS gyvūnai (animal welfare) / 2,530 / 67,959

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Lithuania‘s Poles Union (Lietuvos lenkų sąjunga), department of Vilnius region / 4,072 / 50,023

Charity and support fund Rugutė / 1,186 / 38,870

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Order of Malta help service / 1,286 / 35,861

Source: State Tax Inspectorate

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