The list of public benefit organizations (OPP) entitled to collect 1% of the tax includes, among others, organizations dealing with animals. They are waiting for support from taxpayers who settle for drunkenness who care about the fate of animals.
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Eligibility to collect 1%
Each taxpayer settling PIT 2017 may allocate 1% of his tax to a selected public benefit organization. Over eight thousand organizations entitled to collect 1% count on support. The list of foundations, associations, societies, committees and other institutions with the status of OPP and entitled to obtain 1% of the tax is drawn up by the Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy. Every year it is updated as it may include new organizations that have obtained this status. Sometimes organizations are removed from the list when they are in liquidation or lose their public benefit status (e.g. when they fail to fulfill their reporting obligations).
Goals and activities of OPP
We have the most information about the activities of public benefit organizations on a local basis or "advertising" in the media. The aim of the OPP is not only to support disadvantaged and disabled people, their treatment, rehabilitation and improvement of their living conditions. The spectrum of goals and activities of NGOs is wide and includes supporting talents, development of education, sport, economy, supporting ecology and environmental protection, development of education and democracy, self-government, helping victims of natural disasters and catastrophes, combating exclusion, homophobia, chauvinism, consumer protection, etc. .
Care is needed not only by humans but also by animals. Helping animals and protecting them is the goal of many RAPs. Their activists run shelters for homeless animals, organize food, medical care for them, prepare adoptions, promote the positive impact of animals on humans, want to help prevent the extinction of rare species, etc.
We can obtain information about their statutory goals, activities, and charges, e.g. from the website of the organization. We will also find there the contact method, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, bank account numbers. It will be easier for us to decide on what purpose we want to allocate 1% of our tax. We can also provide help in other ways. On websites. we will read what help is most needed.
Volunteers work most often in public benefit organizations, but the implementation of various tasks requires money. The necessary funds are collected as part of various actions, in the form of cash and material donations, subsidies. Organizations are grateful for every dollar that supports their activities. Even the smallest amounts of 1% in total can help you achieve your goals.
1% transfer method for PBO
Transferring 1% to public benefit organizations has been simplified as much as possible for the taxpayer. He does not have to send money in person (as it was initially). The bank account numbers from the organization are received by the Head of the Tax Office and the office deals with the transfer of money to the OPP.
On the other hand, if we want to help those in need, even without reducing our budget (1% is collected from the amount of the tax due), we enter the KRS number of the selected PBO on the annual tax return form and the amount to be transferred within 1% of the tax due. We cannot transfer 1% if the settlement is made for us by the employer or ZUS (PIT 40). We have to do the pit settlement ourselves. We can fill the pit on paper or use the pit program to settle the pit for free online.
There is only one place on one form for an application for a 1% PBO transfer. We can support more than one organization when we submit more tax declarations (e.g. pit 36 and pit 38). Then we can indicate a different organization on each declaration. There are also no obstacles to enter the same KRS numbers on all forms. When giving a specific goal, we allocate our money, for example, to a specific person or to a specific task.
Time limits for transferring 1% of tax
1% in PIT 2017, we can transfer to the PIT by settling the tax on general principles according to the tax scale, with a flat tax, and in the form of a lump sum on recorded revenues. The application (a place to enter the National Court Register of the organization, the amount to be transferred and additional information) can be found on tax forms PIT 28, PIT 36, PIT 36L, PIT 37, PIT 38, PIT 39.
The deadline for settling the flat-rate tax on the PIT-28 form is January 31 of the year following the tax year, i.e. PIT 2016 should be submitted by January 31, 2017. The remaining annual tax returns, according to the statutory deadlines, can be submitted by the end of April. In 2017, the deadline for submitting PIT 36, PIT 36L, pit 37, PIT 38 and PIT 39 forms is shifted to May 2, i.e. the first working day after April 30, because it is a non-working day.
If we did not apply for a 1% transfer to the PBO on the form submitted to the tax authority, we have the right to submit a correction. The correction consists in filling in the declaration again, marking the field "correction of the declaration" and entering the application (KRS number and amount) for the transfer of 1%. The time limit for submitting such a revision is limited to one month. Entering the organization's KRS in the corrected declaration at a later date will not be effective and the PBO will not receive any money. Tax offices transfer money from 1% to OPP after the deadline for the correction, i.e. only in June.