Hungary's PM Orbán Reluctant To Lower VAT On Food

  • 5 Mar 2013 8:00 AM
Hungary's PM Orbán Reluctant To Lower VAT On Food
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán yesterday rejected a Socialist MP’s suggestion that the VAT on staple foods be reduced. Socialist Zoltán Gõgös urged a reduction in the VAT in Parliament Monday afternoon, saying people are going hungry and the present system encourages them to cheat.

Orbán responded that it is more fair to cut income tax than consumer taxes.

The poultry, milk, livestock and meat product councils have all asked the government to make public its decision concerning proposals to lower the VAT on food items. They underlined that an announcement of the future date could kick-start the process.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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