The beginning of the year is a busy period for the accounting and finance departments of every company, since this is the time when the accounting changes and regulations that entered into force at year-end are being implemented and applied in the company\'s accounting and audit systems. We have summarised the most important accounting changes that businesses need to be aware of in 2023.
IFRS does not only address current tax effects and current tax, but also future income tax consequences, taking into account the so-called deferred tax, which is to be recognised in the IFRS financial statements under IAS 12.
Recent changes in the forint exchange rate have had a marked impact on the operation and profitability of companies. Currently, less than half a percent of domestic companies keep their books in foreign currency, although for companies where a significant proportion of transactions are not HUF-based or where there are significant amounts of forex transactions, a change in the currency of accounting or even tax payment may be justified. For CIT and LBT tax payments in foreign currency, companies must already take steps by 1 December.
Reporting is a recurring task that companies subject to the reporting obligation must perform routinely but never mechanically. The reporting obligation applies in many cases, in addition to the annual reports, and many processes are the same as the tasks performed as part of the annual reporting. The following summary focuses on these main tasks.
It is wise to update the rules on the approval and accounting of dividends when preparing the report. It is important for business owners to be aware that the accounting rules for waived dividends were amended in autumn 2020, since the possible decrease in profits in the light of the epidemic situation cannot be rectified by waived dividends.
The Hungarian Instant Payment system, which will apply to B2B transfers and payments made to the tax authority as well, has been launched on 2 March, 2020. It is important that only payments between Hungarian HUF accounts are going to be instant; the change will not affect accounts in any other currency.
Changes will be introduced regarding electronic contract keeping and the use of the company public administration portal \"cégkapu\" from 2019. Obliged companies will need to pay attention to the following when using \"cégkapu\" from January.
The matter of the registration of foreign managers has become clearer in relation to the use of the company portal “Cégkapu” that companies will be obliged to use from 1 January 2018. It is now clear what tasks have to be fulfilled using the Cégkapu portal and where companies not yet registered or already registered can get more information regarding the operation of the portal.
A growing number of articles is published in relation to “cégkapu” (company portal) and its problems but it is still not quite clear why “cégkapu” is necessary and how companies should register. We would like to help to clarify the scope of affairs which can be administered through “cégkapu” and to explain why it is important providing you with a simple and straightforward summary below.
Although the change has been in force for over a year, those who did no prepare an interim report (for example, because of the payment of dividend advance) are only faced with the relating practical tasks now in the period of preparation of financial statements.