Taxi drivers happy Uber getting tax probe
Budapest (MTI) – The taxi drivers’ union welcomed that the tax office had launched an investigation into the ridesharing company Uber for providing taxi services without a licence.
Zoltan Metal, the head of the National Association of Taxi Drivers (OTSZ), told public news channel M1 on Saturday that Uber is “not helping” the taxi driver profession, passenger services or Hungary’s reputation. Uber drivers are not registered, they do not have sufficient qualifications, taxi metres, tax numbers or vacant signs, he said.
The Economy Ministry told MTI on Thursday that the tax office is investigating Uber.