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Helga Kiss, tax director, RSM Hungary

Helga Kiss

Director, Tax services

Dr. Helga Kiss has a degree in law and is also a tax expert. She has been involved in legal, accounting and tax consulting for over 15 years. She started her career at PwC from where she moved on to other international advisory firms, where she worked as a manager gathering extensive experience in merger and acquisition and transformation related advisory services, project management and in the representing of clients before the tax authorities. She has been involved in the preparation and controlling of VAT, personal income tax, corporate tax, local business tax etc. returns and in transfer pricing consulting.

As tax director of RSM Hungary, dr. Kiss key tasks include consulting concerning related party tax issues, transfer pricing and she manages tax advisory projects related to the Hungarian indirect film rebate scheme. She also involved in direct tax issues and cooperates in tax planning works relating domestic and international structuring and in the comprehensive supporting of the tax tasks of clients.

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Helga Kiss

The taxpayer has the right to supportive tax authority administration

The European Court of Justice recently made a decision in another interesting case with Hungarian implications. The ruling relates to a special topic of the VAT Act, that of the VAT reclaim procedures of foreigners. In the justification of the ruling, the court also refers to areas of procedural law that are of interest to Hungarian companies as well.

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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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Helga Kiss
Helga Kiss
Helga Kiss

Film subsidy 2019

From 1 January 2019, the film productions registered with the National Film Office may account for costs acknowledged for the purposes of the film subsidy according to the Film Act* amended at several points. This may come handy for the domestic production of series with many characters but the base of the film subsidy may reduce in the case of employing high-paid, typically foreign stars.

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Film financing from subsidy – the role of the comfort letter

The shooting of The Alienist, nominated in two categories at the 2019 Golden Globes, and Genius: Picasso, nominated in the category for best actor, both took place in Hungary. How does the Corporate Income Tax (TAO) system in Hungary assist in raising the funds to cover film production costs and what role does the comfort letter have in the planning and raising the funds to cover the costs of film production?

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