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András Tállai officially takes over as head of tax authority

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András Tállai, who was state secretary of the National Economy Ministry, assumed leadership of the National Tax and Customs Authority (NAV) today.

New tax chief András Tállai presides over a meeting today in which new professionals were appointed to manage the tax authority. (Photo MTI/Attila Kovács)

Hungaryʼs Parliament voted in December to transform NAV from an independent government body to a central office operating directly under the economy minister.

The number of departments at the authority has been cut from 79 to 39 and four deputy state secretaries will manage the operational work at NAV.

Further growth of Hungaryʼs competitiveness could be threatened if the structure of the tax authority is not modified in such a way as to better support economic growth and allow for more flexibility in adapting to changing economic circumstances, National Economy Minister Mihály Varga said at the event.

Tállai said that NAV must be fully restructured within six months.

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