The rules for wage support were amended at the same time as the restrictive measures were introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: additional industries have been added to the wage support scheme, and the advance payment of the support has become available, resulting in potential cash flow benefits for employers. Here are the most important dates and deadlines.
In its regulations issued in November, the Government provides new subsidies to help the sectors most affected by the emergency. Some of the measures are the same as in spring in a repackaged form, while accommodation providers may request targeted subsidies under certain conditions.
The state of emergency introduced due to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic urged to make the rules of remote work clear or at least make it more flexible. One of the newest decrees of the government aims at filling this void now.
As part of the COVID-19 Economic Protection Action Plan, the Hungarian government has launched a new wage subsidy programme now to enhance job creation. Its main purpose is to provide help in recruitment for employers who have been forced to lay off workers in recent months due to the economic impact of the coronavirus.
More than 300,000 Hungarian companies have been reporting their invoice data to the NAV online invoice reporting system for almost two years. From 1 July, this scope will be further expanded, all invoices issued between domestic business partners will be required to provide online invoice data, regardless of the VAT amount of the invoice, the reporting threshold will be reduced to zero. The expansion of the M-form obligation related to purchases can also be a nightmare for accountants.
After a seemingly long wait for professionals, the decree was promulgated postponing the annual tax liabilities of companies and the publication of the report in view of the coronavirus epidemic until 30 September 2020. It is worth considering what is affected by the postponement and what is the best decision for the company!
The new conditions for wage subsidies are more favourable, facilitation of deadlines in respect of reporting and taxation, SZÉP card changes and confirmation of social contribution tax (”szocho”) rate reduction. These are, among others, the latest regulations to mitigate the economic effects of the coronavirus.
As part of the Action Plan to protect the Hungarian economy, new measures have been introduced in Hungary to preserve R&D workers’ workplaces. The government measures relate to the coronavirus pandemic, and take the form of a wage subsidy available for employers. The measures are applicable as of 15 April 2020, and businesses in various sectors could take advantage of them, such as IT and software development companies, pharmaceuticals, chemical companies, companies in the financial sector and manufacturers.