Real-time invoice data reporting – To everyone, about each invoice?

The draft decree of the Ministry for National Economy published recently confirms that the real-time reporting of invoices to Hungarian Tax Authority is to be launched as of 01 July 2018. All invoices issued to domestic taxable persons, the VAT content of which is at least HUF 100,000, are subject to data reporting to the Tax Authority. All this in real time and automatically. This obligation is valid only in respect of invoices issued to taxable persons and only for...
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József Vizer, RSM Hungary, Tax manager, Tax expert
József Vizer

First deadline of the innovation contribution advance payment approaching!

From 2019, only those enterprises are exempt from the obligation to pay innovation contribution, which, taking all provisions of the SME Act into account, qualify as small or micro enterprises also on an aggregate basis considering their partner and linked enterprises. Although with its rate of 0.3 percent, innovation contribution is relatively small compared with almost all other tax and contribution liabilities, it may represent a substantial expense considering its tax base for the businesses specializing in the provision of services.

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Helga Kiss, Senior tax advisor, RSM Hungary
Helga Kiss

Film subsidy 2019

From 1 January 2019, the film productions registered with the National Film Office may account for costs acknowledged for the purposes of the film subsidy according to the Film Act* amended at several points. This may come handy for the domestic production of series with many characters but the base of the film subsidy may reduce in the case of employing high-paid, typically foreign stars.

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Norbert Varga senior tax consultant RSM Hungary
Norbert Varga

Employee housing support - good-bye tax exemption, hello subsequent inspection!

Until 2018, the Act on Personal Income Tax made it possible for employers to provide employees tax-free housing support up to an amount of 5 million forints. This popular tax-free benefit form is no longer available from 2019 but the submission, collection of the certificates relating to support provided earlier is in the interest of both employees and companies.

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Péter Kóczé, RSM Hungary, Head of Digital Solutions
Péter Kóczé

Online invoice data reporting - details of the first XML schema change

As promised, at the end of January the tax authority made available the detailed technical specifications of the first round of invoice XML schema changes planned for this year. Based on this communication, the developers of invoicing systems have three months for the integration and testing of the changes. The Tax Authority declared it will not accept any invoices based on the old schema version (1.0) XML documents from 1st of May 2019.

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