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R&D wage subsidy in the April economic package in Hungary

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.

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Don’t let coronavirus overcome your company – apply for a tax reduction. UPDATED!

The global coronavirus epidemic affects all sectors of the economy, however, the service sector, and in particular tourism and catering, is the industry that is hit the earliest. What can companies do right away to alleviate the difficulties in paying their tax liabilities?UPDATE: According to the latest announcements, the Hungarian Tax Authority fairly appraises entrepreneurs\' tax relief requests.

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Cafeteria – the taxation of employer group insurance schemes is changing!

According to the Personal Income Tax Act, regarding taxable personal insurance schemes (including both risk or non-risk insurance schemes) that are starting in 2018 but continuing into 2019, it was possible for the employer to pay the premium more favourably than salaries. Regarding insurance years commencing in 2019, this favourable transitional rule can no longer be applied. Accordingly, companies must give due consideration to the conditions under which they can optimise these benefits.

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Cut tax donations – this year still according to current rules

Opportunities for tax donation from corporate tax were narrowed down on different lines in the last year. From January, sponsoring performing arts organizations is no longer an option and with the acceptance of the summer tax package, the corporate tax top-up obligation is eliminated and, as a result, the relating tax donation also ceases.

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