Hungary -Parliament rejects tax on fringe benefits after protest -November 19, 2014

Over a thousand workers gathered in front of Parliament to protest against a new law that would increase taxes on fringe benefits from 35.7% up to 51.17%, while at the same time lowering the maximum possible annual amount of this allowance paid by the employers.

Over a thousand workers gathered in front of Parliament to protest against a new law that would increase taxes on fringe benefits from 35.7% up to 51.17%, while at the same time lowering the maximum possible annual amount of this allowance paid by the employers. As the fringe benefits constitute a substantial part of many families’ incomes, the higher tax would lead to a loss of purchasing power across the board. During the protest, the leader of the ruling Fidesz party promised to vote against the law, which was defeated in Parliament two days later.

English: http://www.industriall-union.org/hungarian-workers-protest-against-austerity


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