The largest public research institute in Croatia, Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb, has been found to have evaded tax payments, mainly through fictitious student contracts.
The Ministry of Finance’s tax administration report, released last week, found that the institute failed to pay 7.5 million Kuna (around US$1.3 million) in tax through various illegal activities in 2008. For example, researchers claimed around 2.2 million Kuna for paying expenses to student volunteers through false contracts for students who did not work at the institute.
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