Business interest pools claim genuine measures for improving competitiveness
Opinion Synopsis: Márta Szili, Executive Director of the Joint Venture Association (JVSZ): Encouraging is that the Government strives to ease the tax burden and plans even to abolish the local business tax. Firms also welcome the lifting of the ban on ÁFA deduction concerning state aids. Economically worrisome is however that ÁPEH has to acquire data from abroad, which could lead to delays and endanger liquidity of mainly SMEs. Contestable is also the bureaucratising of in kind contributions. Large exporters are not at all happy about the tax office's demand of authorised translation of documents from abroad (contracts, invoices, etc. - another hazard of delays). JVSZ claims, that the Government should invite business associations in the preparation phase of taxation plans, to avoid that they are confronted with the changes in the last moment.