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How will employers be affected by the change in KATA?

Péter Barta | 3 August 2022
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Péter Barta

The September amendment to the KATA Act has fundamentally restricted this form of taxation. According to current estimates, only 100,000 of the 460,000 KATA-paying entrepreneurs will continue to be able to stay in the system, the rest will be squeezed out. Meanwhile, the amendment affects not only those subject to KATA, but also those who employ them. Below is a hand-picked selection of these effects.

Property in trust?

Ákos Baráti | 15 June 2022
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Ákos Baráti

Because of its wealth protection features and favourable tax environment, trusts have become one of the most popular tools for family wealth planning. However, it matters what assets the settlor places in the trust– a mistake could easily undermine the favourable tax treatment of the trust.

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.

Are holding companies really out of luck this time?

Gergely Czoboly | 7 February 2022
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Gergely Czoboly

Holding companies and other so-called "letterbox companies", which mainly collect passive income without a real economic presence, have been in the crosshairs of the European Union for quite some time. The draft directive published by the European Commission on 22 December as a kind of Christmas present could complete this process.

The KMRP – a new alternative to rewarding management

Anilla Gondi | 9 December 2021
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Anilla Gondi

Tax-efficient forms of remuneration, serving at the same time, as a means of motivating management have never been more popular. And the range of options available for doing this has expanded this summer to include what’s known as a Special Employee Co-Ownership Program (“KMRP” in Hungarian), a vehicle that can be used for in certain situations that cannot be handled in the context of an Employee Part-ownership Program, MRP. In addition, KMRPs are an excellent vehicle for implementing management buyouts. 

Holiday homes and apartments at the company’s expense?

Henrik Bereznai | 9 November 2021
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Henrik Bereznai

Implementing private property investments using company assets is slowly becoming a national sport. While the approach seems tempting, it carries a lot of risk. And the tax authority, NAV, has this type of arrangement firmly in its sights.

Summer, sea, tax-free dividends

Anilla Gondi | 12 August 2021
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Anilla Gondi

For many, the summer months bring to mind sunny beaches, mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine, colourful buildings along Portuguese streets, and cities that offer memorable cultural experiences... Yet few are aware that, beyond drawing in tourists, because of their tax systems, popular holiday resorts are also attractive destinations for affluent, well-to-do foreigners - often for periods of time longer than that of a mere summer adventure.

NAV to Have Access to Dubai-Based Shell Companies’ Data

Gergely Czoboly | 21 June 2021
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Gergely Czoboly

At the beginning of April, a new OECD standard came into force, by virtue of which tax authorities will be better placed to monitor the activities of companies registered in tax havens and to access their key financial data. Although it remains to be seen how the Hungarian Tax and Customs Administration (NAV) will use this information, several popular tax minimisation strategies may be at risk.

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