Protesters against small business tax changes block a bridge in the capital


Protesters blocked traffic on the Elizabeth Bridge last night.

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Demonstrators protesting lawmakers’ decision to restrict the Detailed Small Business Tax (KATA) to sole proprietors blocked traffic on the Elizabeth Bridge in the center of the capital on Thursday evening, according to a report by the news wire of the ‘MTI status.

Several hundred people joined the protest organized by the Two-Tailed Dog Party, a prankish political party with a satirical platform.

Police redirected traffic during the protest which began at 5:30 p.m.

Péter Marki-Zay, the candidate for prime minister backed by opposition parties in Hungary’s spring parliamentary elections, addressed the protesters, telling them that the government needed about 100 days to “prove that all their campaign promises were lies”.

MEPs on Tuesday approved changes to KATA under a fast-track procedure. Protesters had blocked traffic on two bridges spanning the Danube in the capital ahead of the vote.

The government said the tax measure was necessary to crack down on abuses, pointing to finance ministry data that shows two-thirds of registered KATA taxpayers are in practice employed by a single company, defeating the purpose. initial tax: provide an alternative tax form to sole proprietors.


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