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Dániel Sztankó, RSM Hungary, Head of Indirect Tax Services

Dániel Sztankó

Indirect tax director

Dániel Sztankó has been the VAT expert of RSM Hungary Zrt., has supported the compliance of our fiscal representation team's clients in domestic and international VAT services since 2014. He was a manager at an international advisory network in Hungary specialising in VAT and indirect taxes from 2008 and then in Singapore from 2012, prior to which he had worked for a London based tax advisory firm. He began his professional career with the tax authority where he worked as a tax specialist in VAT for more than 5 years.
As an advisor to global market players, he has focused on the regulation and application of European, Asian and international value-added taxes and indirect taxes for more than a decade. He has acquired experience in a number of sectors, such as energy, telecommunication, technology, logistics, pharmaceuticals, financial services, and real estate, both in Hungary and abroad.
Beside consultations, Dániel is a regular lecturer of business and professional conferences focused on Hungarian VAT, online invoice reporting and EKAER legislation.

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Real-time invoice data reporting – To everyone, about each invoice?

The draft decree of the Ministry for National Economy published recently confirms that the real-time reporting of invoices to Hungarian Tax Authority is to be launched as of 01 July 2018. All invoices issued to domestic taxable persons, the VAT content of which is at least HUF 100,000, are subject to data reporting to the Tax Authority. All this in real time and automatically. This obligation is valid only in respect of invoices issued to taxable persons and only for invoices with a VAT content exceeding HUF 100,000 (EUR 320),but let’s see the exact details.

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Hungarian Real Time Invoice Reporting – what you need to know

As you may know, Hungary plans to introduce real-time invoice reporting obligation from 1 July 2018. Any Hungarian VAT registered entity that issues invoices with a VAT amount above HUF 100,000 (approx. EUR 320) to another entity VAT registered in Hungary will be required to report these invoices “without delay to the Hungarian Tax Authority (HU TA). This includes businesses established outside Hungary but registered for VAT in Hungary. Failure to report the invoices in real time mode may attract an administrative penalty of up to HUF 500,000 (EUR 1700) / invoice.

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Hungary extends the real-time invoice reporting (RTIR) to paper-based invoices

As you may know Hungary plans to introduce real time invoice reporting obligation from 1 July 2018. Any Hungarian VAT registered entity that issues invoices with a VAT amount above HUF 100,000 (approx. EUR 320) to another entity VAT registered in Hungary will be required to report these invoices “without delay, but within 24 hours at latest” to the Hungarian Tax Authority (HU TA). This includes businesses established outside Hungary but registered for VAT in Hungary. According to the current law draft failure to report the invoices in real time mode may attract administrative penalty of up to HUF 500,000 (EUR 1700) / invoice.

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A Thousand Nights and Arabian VAT

Only a few know that the member states of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council, i.e. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman started a common customs union in the Persian Bay area from 2015.

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