Slovenia: Migrant workers employed in Austria protest against tax changes

Slovenian migrant workers have protested against amendments to the income tax system.

On 27 December 2014, more than 3,000 migrant workers gathered in the north-eastern town of Šentilj to protest at the abolition of a special personal tax relief from 1 January 2015. They say it means, in effect, paying two lots of tax on their earnings.

More than 14,000 Slovenians work in Austria, of which 7,000 are commute to work in Austria every day.

Protesters wanted to alert the government and the public to the unregulated tax situation for migrant workers.

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