Farm ministry calls on local councils to drop land tax

fsThe farm ministry has asked local councils that have imposed a land tax to withdraw it, a statement issued said. According to the statement, Farm Minister Sandor Fazekas has repeatedly said that he would not support any measure that burdens farmers. State secretary Istvan Nagy said at the end of last year that the ministry would initiate an amendment to the tax laws to ban taxing land ownership. He added that this would affect around 2m people.