San José, Jul 23 (elmundo.cr) – The Asociación Club Activo 20-30 Internacional de San José is a non-profit organization that integrates young people with a high level of community service to develop their leadership skills through active service and working to improve the quality of life of children in our country.
Throughout 65 years his work has been made visible through projects such as Lechetón, Rueditas de Amor, Teletón and Mágico Sueño de Amor, as well as others that involve the donation of school supplies and hospital chairs, the delivery of gifts from Christmas and attendance at care centers for the elderly and minors at risk.
That is why, in order to continue contributing with initiatives of great social impact that benefit thousands of children, young people and the elderly, the Club Activo 20-30 Internacional de San José presented a bill to reform the article 8 of Chapter III of the Law for the Strengthening of Public Finances, No. 9635, which would exempt the Association from Value Added Tax (VAT).
«I am aware that in the situation in which our country finds itself, the fiscal issue is worrying, however, the annual amount that the active 20-30 club must pay to the Ministry of Finance is approximately 41 million colones a year, what I think would not affect public bonds, and would be contributing to the projects in which the 20-30 club invests during the year, in vulnerable populations in Costa Rica, as well as the equipment of different medical centers in the country “, said deputy Marulin Azofeifa, president of the Commission on Disability and the Elderly.
“Unlike profit-making companies, organizations such as the San José International Active Club 20-30 invest their resources in activities of general interest that otherwise should be attended with public resources and financed through taxes. For this reason, by reforming this article, the Association would be offering the possibility of continuing to support the children of our country, as well as the elderly and people with disabilities, populations that present in Costa Rica the highest rates of vulnerability in the world. health and social sphere, ”explained Annette.
Barboza, president of the Active 20-30 International Club of San José. At present, milk purchases for social good, transportation procedures and wheelchair deliveries to people with disabilities living in poverty, as well as equipment and construction projects in hospitals, are taxed, which limits the primary scope for the welfare of people.
The project already has the support of the Citizen Participation Department of the Legislative Assembly and the Special Commission on Disability and the Elderly, made up of deputies from different legislative fractions, who consider that it is essential to promote all those causes that allow improving the conditions of the lives of those who need it most, they also recognized the work done by the Club Activo 20-30 Internacional de San José in favor of Costa Rican children.
«The initiative presented by the Active 20-30 International Club of San José and welcomed by several deputies is part of the social solidarity and collaboration between the State and citizens that is urgent today. We must work so that the project is not only presented today, but also that it can be approved quickly and have effects this year for the benefit of the vulnerable population that supports the Telethon », mentioned the director of the Department of Citizen Participation of the Legislative Assembly, Juan Carlos Chavarría.
For her part, Deputy Marulin Azofeifa highlighted “as president of the Commission on Disability and the Elderly, I will always support projects that aim to affirm the commitment to people with disabilities and the elderly and improve the living conditions of them and their families.” .
«I am aware that in the situation in which our country finds itself the fiscal issue is worrying, however, the annual amount that the Active Club 20-30 must pay to the Ministry of Finance is approximately ₡ 40 million, an amount that would not affect in a negative way in public finances and that would rather allow to contribute to the projects in which this organization invests during the year in vulnerable populations, as well as the equipment for different medical centers in the country, “he added.