(Photo: Lajos Soós – MTI)
The head of the country’s tax office, who has been banned from entering the United States due to corruption allegations, has resigned, Hungary’s economy ministry said Monday.
The ministry said Ildiko Vida’s gave notice two months ago and that her term of office ended Monday. It praised her work but said a new, more “client friendly” era was starting at the tax office.
“The national tax and customs office led by Ildiko Vida played an extraordinarily serious role in the creation of a balanced state budget,” the ministry said, highlighting the increased tax revenues and the smaller size of the underground economy.
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