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NAV Online invoice version 2.0 - more than just an invoice

The Hungarian Tax Authority (NAV) published the missing, but most awaited component (the new XML template /XSD documentation/) of the real-time invoice reporting obligation, Online számla version 2.0 for the last day of August. This template details the future structure in which automated invoicing applications, or ERPs must report data to the tax authority, including the type of data to be included in online invoice data reports.

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Edina Pentz

New Social Security Act from 1 July 2020 in Hungary

The new Social Security Act shall enter into effect on 1 July 2020 in Hungary, modifying the scope of persons affected by social security, standardizing the contribution payment system, making changes in the group of persons pursuing supplementary activities, and introducing a lower limit of contribution payment as a new element.

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Bálint Szűcs, partner, lawyer, tax advisor
Bálint Szűcs

Statutory regulations on authorising acquisitions by foreign investors in Hungary

Pursuant to a government decree adopted in relation to the emergency situation on 25 May, in certain business sectors, foreign investors could only acquire shares in business entities with registered offices in Hungary subject to the acknowledgement of the relevant minister. Following the repeal of the government decree, statutory regulations entered into force as part of the miscellaneous amendments concerning the end of the emergency situation, effective from the day on which the emergency situation was declared to have ended, which amended certain provisions of the decree.

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Shorter invoicing deadline from July

An important change in financial administration from July is that the deadline for issuing an invoice will be shortened from 15 days to 8 days after performance. In other words, from July, invoices for the supply of goods and services must be prepared and issued to partners, buyers and customers within a shorter deadline.

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NAV Online Invoice - there is no delay, but there is a 3-month sanction-free period

Due to the difficulties caused by the coronavirus, the tax authority will not sanction, until 30 September 2020, the new taxpayers subject to the online data supply obligation from July, who are not yet able to comply with the regulations. The deadline for extending the data supply obligation is therefore not delayed, but NAV (Hungarian Tax Authority) will not penalise its omission for the first 3 months if taxpayers register in the Online Invoice system.

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