Former senior tax authority official charged over suspected fraud
Budapest, June 15 (MTI) – A former head of department at Hungary’s tax authority (NAV) has been charged in connection with VAT fraud amounting to 90 million forints (EUR 290,000).
The central investigating chief prosecutor’s office raised the indictment on the grounds of official corruption, financial fraud and false use of private documents.
In the case which is being treated as a priority, the charges have been raised against the head of one of the regional directorates of the authority and nine subordinates, a statement by the investigating prosecutor, Imre Keresztes, said on Monday.
The accused are suspected of agreeing to help certain businesses that were not engaged in any real economic activity by providing them the means to recover VAT returns from the tax office in exchange for kickbacks.