Flat-rate Taxation

Salaries and payroll taxes in 2024, Hungary

Like every year, minimum wages have recently been adjusted to offset the impact of inflation. The minimum wage was increased by ca. 15%, and the guaranteed minimum salary by ca. 10%. There have been no changes to payroll taxes in 2024. At the same time, there are some new features for the SZÉP Card.

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Minimum wage in Hungary in 2024

The Hungarian government has announced the minimum wage and the guaranteed minimum salary for 2024. The gross minimum wage will increase by 15%, and the guaranteed minimum salary by 10%. The increase is implemented early, as of 1 December 2023.

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Report HIPA (local business tax) for 2022 on the 22HIPAK form by 31 May

If you are running a business in Hungary, you must pay a local business tax to the municipality where your business is registered. Even if you don’t need to pay, you must submit a report every year. Read on to learn how to report HIPA – and why it makes sense to have an accountant take care of it.

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Company setup or freelancing in Hungary? Learn the pros and cons of each

Are you planning to do business in Hungary? You have several options – you just need an idea for your operation, and find the business form that suits it best. Company formation or self-employment? VAT or no VAT? Which tax regime? Let’s give you a crash course.

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Tax returns in Hungary in 2023

Tax returns season has come in Hungary. If you are a tax resident, you will need to file your personal income tax report by 22 May. These days it is really simple: just takes a few clicks on the online platform of the Tax Authority.

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Revamped form 2358 makes reporting easier for flat-rate taxpayers

Starting from this year, flat-rate taxpayers must report their income and pay their taxes not monthly but quarterly. This is done easiest through ONYA, the online reporting platform of the Hungarian Tax Authority. The relevant form 2358 has just received an update to become more user-friendly.

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Vehicle tax payment deadline coming up

If you or your Hungarian business owns a motor vehicle registered in Hungary, you must pay vehicle tax twice a year, by 15 March and 15 September. This tax is different from the company car tax, so make sure you pay it on time. The next deadline is coming up soon.

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Local business tax deadlines for new businesses

Are you new to business? Or maybe just to flat-rate taxation? Either way, you might wonder how and when you are supposed to first pay the local business tax, since it is normally calculated based on the tax of the previous year – and you might not have a previous year.

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Flat-rate taxation costs: a comprehensive guide for freelancers in Hungary

Flat-rate taxation (or “átalányadó”) is currently the most popular tax regime among freelancers with a relatively low annual revenue. It is not as straightforward as KATA, but it is still simple and low cost compared to other tax regimes.

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