Less than 20% of Hungarian taxpayers benefited from the tax changes effective as of January 2011, according to a survey conducted by research institute Medián for daily Népszabadság earlier in February. Of the 1,200 taxpayers polled, almost 900 said a fair tax regime should be progressive. The majority of respondents were of the opinion that the new tax regulations further increase the gap between poor and rich, and three-quarters of those polled would prefer a progressive tax regime. Like in a similar survey done 10 years ago, 52% of respondents said the government should support those living in reduced circumstances more, Medián highlighted. Meanwhile, taxpayers’ evaluation of different tax regimes has changed a lot, with support for progressive taxation having risen from 54% to 73%. These days, only about 25% of taxpayers consider a flat tax rate fair, as opposed to 44% a decade ago.
Last Updated on Saturday, 12 March 2011 14:38