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Tax Law Halts Western Grant Payments

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Science  28 Mar 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5308, pp. 1872
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5308.1872

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The old adage about the inevitability of death and taxes has taken on new meaning in Ukraine: A new tax law could spell death for dozens of scientific projects. Several Western organizations have suspended grant payments to members of this country's scientific elite, citing a law that apparently will siphon 20% from each grant. The law could undermine vital support for Ukrainian labs doing world-class science.