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Distant sales: the tax perspectives of e-commerce

In an everyday sense, e-commerce is an umbrella term: if any of ordering, payment, product delivery or the use of services takes place online, we are talking about e-commerce. From a tax perspective, however, it is important to what extent the transactions contain web-based solutions. Distant sales should be differentiated from other activities commonly referred to as e-commerce in respect of invoicing and the VAT treatment of the transactions.

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Audit of tax registrations: there will be no witch-hunt

However, despite these reliefs, the Hungarian Tax and Customs Authority (NAV) may audit these taxpayers more frequently. Both the audit practice of the tax authority and the communication relating to the drafts of next year’s tax laws suggest enhanced audits of these enterprises in respect of the records prescribed by the Hungarian Act on Accounting.

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Celtic champions undefeated

Following the 2010 London and the 2011 Paris cups, the third RSM Europe football tournament was back in town in Amsterdam this year. And so rightly it was back in town. I mean, we had a brilliant opportunity to share every inch, every second, every minute of a long, sporting day with ladies and gentlemen of our own breed: the smart and kind of the RSM network.

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EU Court: VAT also deductible based on an invoice issued to another person’s name

One should always pay attention to the decisions of the EU Court of Justice. Recently, for instance, the European Court of Justice made a decision in two joined Hungarian cases providing a clearly defined framework for the former standpoint and practice of the Hungarian tax authority in respect of the exercising of the right of VAT deduction. The court in Luxembourg also made decisions in other disputes, which elevate the partnership between taxpayers and tax authorities to a higher professional level – provided, of course, that the tax authority is also open, prepared and willing to act as a partner.

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How shall we keep and store electronic invoices?

Electronic invoicing is a promising solution for smaller companies too (as I have pointed out in my post Major opportunities presented by electronic invoicing, as for now, available only in Hungarian). However, the administration and archiving of e-invoices is also especially important. A summary of information on these matters follows below.

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Innovative solutions taking Hungarian companies to the finals of the European Business Awards

Innovative solutions allow growth and progress at a time of crisis also – this is the message of the twenty Hungarian companies that have made it to this year’s finalists of the prestigious European Business Awards. All of these companies attribute their success to an ability to constantly reinvent themselves. The finalists also have the chance of winning the highly acknowledged Ruban d’Honneur award. European award winners will be revealed in September.

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Vote for the most successful enterprises of Hungary!

An unprecedented online poll will start on 6 September 2012. On the website of the European Business Awards you may view a short film on each competing enterprise including the 19 Hungarian finalist presenting the activities and achievements as well as future objectives of the company. Visitors may cast their votes based on these few-minute films and the national champions in the 27 participating countries will be selected on the basis of these votes.

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