Revenue officers of the National Tax and Customs Administration (NTCA) disguised themselves as migrants to investigate the shops in South Hungary; more than half of the examined cases revealed infringement, index.hu was informed.
A group of 10 revenue officers investigated many towns in Csongrád county (this is the area where great masses of migrants are coming from Serbia to Hungary), and used different services. The investigated settlements included Szeged, Röszke, Mórahalom and Ásotthalom. The officers examined restaurants, shops, and used the local taxi service as well. They were talking in English, bought food, mineral water and similar goods, and paid with Euro in many cases.
Out of the 29 times the officers purchased goods, they experienced infringement in 14 cases.
More than half of the times they did receive any bills or receipts about the purchase, and the exchange rate for the Euro was well below the official level, at about 200 HUF/Euro.
The officers used the cab service twice and did not receive any bills either.
They encountered with the 200 HUF/Euro exchange rate at a gas station, while a Serbian customer behind them was forced to pay the 300 HUF/Euro rate.
As a result of the infringements the NTCA initiated proceedings against the concerned entities and keeps monitoring the area with increased forces.
based on the article of index.hu
translated by Adrienn Sain
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