Study: Hungarians work more for taxes than any in CEE region

In Hungary

In a survey of salary taxation in six Central and Eastern European countries, Romania-based outsourcing/advisory company Accace has found that the average employee at Hungary-based companies pays a higher proportion of payroll taxes and social contributions than his/her counterpart in any of the other five nations.

Accace figures that the average Hungarian employee must devote one-third of his/her salary to these taxes, equivalent of seven workdays in a typical month of 21. Following Hungary were the Czech Republic, Romania, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine; according to Accace's statistics, the average Ukrainian employee devotes three working days to taxes every month.

As for taxes paid by the employer, the Czech Republic top the list at €500 paid out for every €1,000 in monthly salary; at bottom was Romania, whose employers contribute €400 per €1,000 in salary.

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