The Hungarian government has confirmed its intention to abolish the supplementary telecommunications tax from January 2025.
It has also said it will abolish the utility tax payment obligation of electronic telecommunication providers from January 2024. The moves, which are designed to support the country’s digital transformation, were announced at the signing of an MoU between the Hungarian Government and Magyar Telekom aimed at strengthening their cooperation for the digital transformation of Hungary.
Tibor Rékasi, Magyar Telekom’s CEO, said: “ Magyar Telekom undertakes an important role in Hungary’s digital development to make the benefits and opportunities of the digital world available to the citizens and businesses . Our most important goal is to provide opportunities for Hungary’s citizens, businesses and large companies to enter the digital world, and we are supporting this with investments, network developments and educational programs. This goal is in line with the intentions of the Government of Hungary and we will go forward on this path in a strong, long-term partnership”.
Márton Nagy, Minister of Economic Development, added: “It is a priority of the Hungarian Government to increase the productivity and competitiveness of the economy, therefore it is vital to support investments that contribute to the development of the Hungarian economy”.
Timotheus Höttges, Deutsche Telekom’s CEO, said: “As the leading European telecommunications provider, Deutsche Telekom is the digital partner for all citizens of a digital society. Under fair market and competitive conditions, we are able to invest more in new generation networks and modern technological infrastructure. Through these investments, we are pleased to play an important role in the further digitalization of the Hungarian society”.