Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga has appointed to head of the National Tax and Customs Administration (NAV) four new deputy undersecretaries “whose professional knowledge and experience guarantees that from January 1st, 2016 every taxpayer will experience a new, customer friendly attitude”, according to a statement issued by the ministry.
Mrs. Csilla Czinege Tamás is to be put in charge of tax matters, Mr. Tamás Molnár in charge of Customs and international matters, Ms. Zsuzsanna Judit Szeleczki in charge of official and oversight matters, and Mr. László Sors in charge of crime fighting and investigations.
Judging from the CVs posted at kormany.hu, the official website of the Hungarian government, it is not clear what predisposes them to be more customer friendly than their predecessors.
Mrs. Tamás has worked for various regional offices of NAV (and its legal predecessor, APEH) since 1992.
Prior to joining APEH in 1992, Mr. Sors worked as an investigator for the Budapest and National Police Magistrates Offices. In 2006 he opened his own law firm. In 2010 he joined NAV as the director of its Customs and Financial Crimes division. At the beginning of 2011 he was made deputy president of NAV’s crime fighting division.
Ms. Szeleczki worked for the Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county APEH between 1983 and 2006. In 2007 she joined the central APEH office as a technical consultant. In 2010 she was made a department head at the Regional Main Directory for Northern Hungary. She has worked as a consultant at NAV’s central offices since 2015.
Mr. Molnár’s education and work history is not currently available.
New director of central operations
Minister Varga also appointed Márta Erzsébet Marsi director of NAV’s central operations.
Joining NAV as an advisor in 2015, Ms. Marsi worked as the deputy economic director of the National Water Main Directory (where presumably she was involved in awarding billions of forints worth of contracts involving copious EU financing to the likes of Lőrinc Mészáros–ed.). Earlier Marsi spent her entire career working for APEH, first for various regional offices and then at its central office.