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Tax authority to fall under state secretariat

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Hungary’s National Tax and Customs Authority (NAV) will be supervised by the the state secretariat of the National Economy Ministry, minister Mihály Varga said in an interview with Hungarian daily Magyar Idők, published today.

The leader of the authority will be the state secretary of the ministry, the economy minister added. Changes are expected to take effect on January 1, 2016, the minister said.

Varga said that the changes will make it possible for taxpayers to take care of taxation issues in governmental offices that are closer to their place of residence, the daily reported.

The minister added that the authority will see layoffs and would be operating with a headcount of fewer employees. Currently approximately 23,000 people work at NAV.

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