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Decree containing detailed transfer pricing rules issued

The decree containing the detailed rules for transfer pricing has been issued without substantial changes*, the draft version of which and the scope of the future transfer pricing reporting obligation were previously presented in our blog. Starting from 2023, taxpayers will be subject to a new reporting obligation regarding their transfer pricing reports, as information on related-party transactions will need to be included as a new element in corporate income tax returns as well. In addition to this new administrative obligation, the threshold for preparing reports has also changed. The most important changes and tasks for companies following the entry into force of the final transfer pricing decree are presented below.

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The Hungarian waste management system is radically transformed with the introduction of the EPR fee. Companies have 6 months to prepare

In line with EU waste management directives, Hungarian waste management rules are expected to change significantly from July 2023. In addition to the environmental product charge, companies will have to get familiar with a new term, as the extended producer responsibility will affect a wide range of businesses. All companies concerned should prepare in good time for the radical changes in the waste management system.

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Electronic invoicing and archiving - what's beyond the pile of papers?

The move to electronic invoicing could be the first step in transforming administration. An increasing number of companies prefer contactless payments and paperless invoicing and are looking for e-invoicing solutions that are compatible with teleworking, while automating internal processes and increasing efficiency.

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Helga Kiss, tax director, RSM Hungary
Helga Kiss
Tax

Autumn tax changes 2022 - a summary of the key points of the new tax package

On 18 October, we were presented with a package of tax law proposals containing a number of tax law changes, including significant changes to corporate income tax and long-term investment accounts, while also aiming to simplify administration and tax obligations. We have summarised the main areas and tax types where taxpayers can expect changes.

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Diána Varga
Tax

This tax allowance can help businesses stay afloat

In the current economic climate, Hungarian businesses are also facing gradually rising energy prices, and are having to pay several times more than they used to for gas and electricity. One way to reduce costs is to invest in energy efficiency, to which the Corporate Tax Act also links a tax allowance.

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Transfer pricing: gigantic fines and stricter rules in Hungary

A two-and-a-half-fold increase in default fines, a new transfer pricing reporting obligation relating to corporate income tax returns, and changes in the rules pertaining to tax base adjustments. Bill T/360 is expected to have an impact on several aspects of the transfer pricing rules pertaining to related parties, and we are likely to see stricter regulations in this regard.

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Do you work abroad remotely from Hungary? It’s worth now making sure that you’re taxing well!

Nowadays, it is common for Hungarian workers to work abroad as part of an international work schedule. With the coronavirus pandemic though, many workers have returned to Hungary to work remotely. For them, it is definitely worth reviewing the taxes applicable to wages received from abroad. On one hand, they may face a taxation risk if they pay the personal income tax abroad, and the Hungarian personal income tax can be more favourable for them even than the one paid abroad.

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