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Hungary Plans Monthly Limit for Tax-Free Calls, Index Reports

May 02, 2012

Hungary plans to make 10 minutes of phone calls a month exempt from a proposed tax, the Index news website reported, citing unidentified ruling-party officials.

The exemption is intended to relieve elderly people with low phone usage, Economy Minister Gyorgy Matolcsy told a meeting of lawmakers from the governing Fidesz party today, according to Index. The government will limit the monthly tax to 700 forint ($3.25) per person, Index said. The news website Origo reported the monthly limit earlier today.

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