Hungary Plans Tax on Internet Data Transfers

Hungary plans to impose a new tax on Internet data transfers, a draft 2015 tax bill submitted to parliament showed, in a move that could hit Internet and telecoms providers and their customers hard. The draft tax code contains a provision for Internet providers to pay a tax of 150 forints (60 US cents) per gigabyte of data traffic, though it would also let companies offset corporate income tax against the new levy.