Lázár: Telecom sector tax remains; bank levy will gradually decrease from 2016
The government has no intention of eliminating the telecom tax, János Lázár told journalists at a press conference yesterday.
It will, however, fulfill its obligations under its agreement with EBRD by reducing the bank tax in 2016 and by not forcing banks to increase lending in exchange for that reduction.
In response to queries, Lázár said that in spite of expected tax reductions, the 2016 budget plan is sound and includes a contingency reserve.
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