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Shocking statistics on tax evasion in Hungary

Shocking statistics on tax evasion in Hungary

Based on the latest calculations of Hungary’s EU Convergence Programme, households are hiding about 20% of their wealth. People in the highest and lowest income brackets are the most likely to underreport their wealth, as reported by portfolio.hu.
In a move to evade taxes, employees try to conceal a significant fraction of their income. The extent to which people are likely to do this is highly dependent on which social group they belong to. The Ministry of Finance estimates that households that only partly declare their income are hiding on average 20.3% of their earnings.
Another important factor that comes into play is where a particular individual lives; on average, Budapest residents are less likely to underreport their income than people living outside the capital. In Budapest, 10% of income is concealed on average, while in rural areas, this figure rises close to 25%.