Budapest, October 15 (MTI) – The leftist opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) said the government could have access to tax secrets through Andras Tallai, the state secretary who has recently been put in charge of restructuring the tax office NAV.
Szabolcs Kerek-Barczy, a senior official of the party, told MTI on Thursday that tax offices under Orban governments had always been headed by people who aided interferences between political power-holders and Fidesz’s economic interests. Under the first Orban government this was the oligarch Lajos Simicska and under the second one Ildiko Vida, who has been banned from entering the United States on corruption allegations, he said.
If a state secretary and Fidesz lawmaker can become the head of NAV, Hungary officially becomes an “anti-democratic empire of oligarchs”, he said, adding that a tax office led by Tallai is “sure to favour Fidesz-affiliated businesses and wage wars against their competitors”.
As we have previously written, Tallai was appointed government commissioner in charge of restructuring the tax office until the end of the year.