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Government to abolish income-tax for under-25s

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

A left-wing commentator accuses the Prime Minister of cynicism after he offered exemption from income tax to young Hungarians. A conservative pundit, on the other hand, thinks that the tax exemption will benefit both the Hungarian economy as a whole, and the Roma minority. READ MORE

PM Orbán announces new economic action plan

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Echoing the opposition parties, a left-wing commentator accuses the government of ‘bleeding dry’ local councils by reducing local business taxes. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, accuses the opposition of the ‘absurd tendency’ to increase taxes in times of economic hardship. READ MORE

Hungarian wages in a regional comparison

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

The leading online business media outlet contends that despite a surge in the Romanian average wage, Hungarian households with children still have a higher disposable income, due to tax benefits offered for families. READ MORE

Christmas consumer spending skyrockets

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

A pro-government economist interprets record end of year spending as a proof of Hungary’s prosperity. A left-wing commentator criticizes untrammelled consumerism. READ MORE

Hungarian growth model praised

Monday, January 28th, 2019

A pro-government analyst points out that tax revenues are increasing fast, which he attributes to the government’s economic policy, and most importantly, to tax cuts. READ MORE

Corporate tax cuts to compensate wage hikes

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

A pro-government columnist explains that the government has to take cautious but nonetheless painful decisions to ease the burden on enterprises where wage costs have substantially increased lately as a result of the labour shortage in several professions. READ MORE

MSZP frontrunner wants higher taxes for the rich

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

As László Botka outlines his tax plans, a pro-government commentator accuses the MSZP of trying to weaken middle class families. An alt-left blogger welcomes the plans, hoping that taxing wealthier Hungarians would reduce inequality. READ MORE

End-of-year assessments on government spending

Friday, December 30th, 2016

A pro-government columnist points out that the government has kept the deficit under control while at the same time it has managed to cut taxes. A critic of the government, on the other hand, thinks the state offers too heavy subsidies to multinationals. READ MORE

Hungary to cut corporate tax rate to lowest in the EU

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

A conservative economist welcomes PM Orbán’s announcement that Hungarian corporate tax is to be cut to the lowest in the EU. A liberal economist, on the other hand, fears that the tax cut will create disparities in the economy. READ MORE

Pro-government experts urge higher health expenditures

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Two conservative economists urge measures to stop the exodus of doctors and nurses, and suggest tax increases in order to make substantial wage hikes possible. READ MORE