- 30 Oct 2014 11:40 AM
The government should use the revenue from the new tax for Hungary’s contribution to mostly EU-funded programmes aimed at enhancing access to broadband internet, it said.
The party’s parliamentary group submitted to parliament an amendment proposal on the planned tax on Monday.
The motion calls for capping the tax to be levied on internet traffic at 700 forints, or 2.3 euros, per month after private subscribers and at 5,000 forints per month after companies.
Under the amendment submitted to the bill on next year’s taxes the internet tax would not be payable by subscribers but by telecom service providers.
The planned tax triggered widescale criticism and calls to the government to withdraw the bill. The Hungarian Facebook page “100,000 against the internet tax” organised demonstrations on Sunday and Tuesday.
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