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Taxation of influencers: under the table or above board?

Péter Barta | 24 March 2022
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Péter Barta

More and more people are earning money online as bloggers, vloggers or influencers. Through social media, you can reach millions with a well-targeted message, and this can result in a substantial income. These incomes are subject to tax – but it’s important to think about how to pay it.

Tax affairs and criminal justice – hand in hand they go...

Péter Barta | 26 November 2021
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Péter Barta

Recently, the tax authority’s audit practices have changed appreciably. While until recently, tax audits were mostly launched as fully standalone procedures, today the tax authority (NAV) is increasingly initiating criminal proceedings alongside its tax audits. This is particularly the case in bogus-invoice deals affecting VAT, as well as in excise-duty and certain customs matters. But what’s behind this?

KATA in the crosshairs

Péter Barta | 12 February 2020
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Péter Barta

While dozens of programmers, engineers and hairdressers continue to opt for KATA [the fixed-rate tax for enterprises categorised as “small taxpayers”] in Hungary, the tax is increasingly coming under fire from all sides. Apparently, the Hungarian Tax Authority (NAV) is stepping up its investigations into businesses who employ KATA payers, and at the same time rumours are also flying about a planned KATA tightening.

Accidents at work – which also hurt the employer

Péter Barta | 1 August 2019
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Péter Barta

During a posting, the employee is bitten by a tick. He throws his back out while loading. He gets sunburnt while working outside. A common feature of these cases is that they are all accidents at work. Yet, if the employer does not pay attention to these, he can find himself at a serious disadvantage.

Security Firms – Can You Be Sure They’re on the Level?

Péter Barta | 23 July 2019
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Péter Barta

A recently released NAV guidance gives a list of those signs that could indicate that a security firm is involved in VAT fraud. The list will certainly help companies that accept invoices from such security firms, but it’s still a pity that the guidance wasn’t issued ten years earlier.

Filing problems

Péter Barta | 10 October 2018
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Péter Barta

Since January this year, it’s been more difficult than ever to litigate in Hungary. Courts have been rejecting countless petitions, filed by even the most experienced lawyers, citing professional inaccuracies or formal errors. The stringent policy is likely to prompt parties with grievances to use alternative forums for the settlement of disputes.

“Small” taxes with some big pitfalls

Péter Barta | 20 June 2018
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Péter Barta

The popularity of simplified, or “small” business taxes (KATA, KIVA) grows unabated, with thousands of engineers, computer programmers, hairdressers and lawyers opting for one or other of these schemes. Meanwhile, few are fully aware of the risks that these types of tax can entail. The potential consequences are measurable in hard tax forints and penalties, both for payers of these forms of tax and for the businesses that provide their income.

How to win a tax lawsuit... easily, quickly and simply

Péter Barta | 1 December 2017
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Péter Barta

Winning a tax lawsuit is a difficult and lengthy process, and often there are no guarantees of victory even when you’re totally confident that you correctly accounted for every transaction. So it’s worth paying particular attention to the opportunities for triumphing over the tax authority relatively easily and without any complications. What is more, recent case law has expanded the range of these options.

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