We ask all individuals and families, both short-term volunteers and long-term staff, to please look into your home country’s laws regarding the payment of taxes. We do understand that each country can vary in their tax laws and requirements. We do believe that it is wise on our part to ensure that our volunteers and staff are aware of any and all tax obligations that they may be held accountable for.
There have been several individuals in the past who were unaware of their tax obligations and ended up having to pay some very steep back taxes and penalties. We want to do all that we can to ensure that this does not happen again. If you need assistance, a tax accountant can be recommended to you. He is based in the US and assists several of our staff already.