Budapest, October 27 (MTI) – The parliamentary group of ruling Fidesz on Monday submitted to parliament an amendment proposal on the planned new tax on internet data transfer, Antal Rogan, the group leader, told journalists.

The motion calls for capping the tax to be levied on internet traffic at 700 forints, or 2.3 euros, per month for private persons and at 5,000 forints per month for companies, Rogan said.

The amendment submitted to the bill on next year’s taxes would not be payable by subscribers but by telecom service providers, he stressed.

“We believe that telecom service providers will be able to pay this tax from their profits,” he said.

Fidesz proposes that the government should use the revenue from the planned internet tax for Hungary’s contribution to the mostly EU-funded programmes aimed at enhancing access to broadband internet.

A final vote on the bill for taxes is expected in parliament on November 18, Rogan said.

Photo: MTI – Szilard Koszticsak

Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

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