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Helga Kiss, Senior tax advisor, RSM Hungary
Helga Kiss
Tax

Level of film rebate for Hungarian production increases to 30 percent

Following a green light from the EU Commission, the level of indirect film related tax rebate in Hungary rises to 30% from 11 June 2018. The boosted proportion of film incentive is guaranteed to 31 December 2024, thus in an ever-more competitive regional situation the Hungarian film industry has a much better chance of maintaining its role as market leader. No changes are expected in the application process for film grants.

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No sanctions period until July 31 for RTIR

The Hungarian Authorities have issued a statement over the weekend that no sanctions will be applied until 31 July if the taxpayer registers for the real-time invoice reporting with the Hungarian Tax Authority and reports the affected invoices online until 31 July 2018.

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Tax consequences of company sales and acquisitions

At the time of company or quota sales, sellers have a tax liability (an obligation to pay income tax),let they be private individuals or companies. In connection with purchasing a company or quota, any duty payment obligations and potential subsequent uses of deferred losses must be examined.

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How to register with HU TA for invoicing data reporting

The first step in invoice data reporting is the taxpayer’s registration at the Hungarian Tax Authority (HU TA). Testing of the sending of data can be started in the tax authority’s system after registration. Taxpayers should use this opportunity on the one hand, because the test system of HU TA can do everything that the live system will, which means that potential errors can already be identified at this point and, on the other hand, going live will also be easier for the taxpayer after testing. Every solution the company may choose for the sending of invoice data in the future, registration is a must for both testing and live operation, so let\'s go through this process.

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Preparation for real-time invoicing data reporting – How do I connect my invoicing program to HU TA?

From July 2018, digitalization of the tax authority’s operation is moving to a new level. Similarly to the connection of cash registers to the tax authority’s system, invoicing programs will also support internal automated processes of the Hungarian Tax Authority (HU TA) real-time with electronic messages and grant the tax authority real-time insight into the invoicing of companies. However, the introduction of automated data supply poses more complex technological challenges and comes with potential pitfalls.

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