Changes in Taxation system in 2020

There are several changes in the regulations of accountancy, VAT, corporate tax, small taxpayers tax, personal income tax, excise duty, local tax, social contribution tax, health contribution.

Changes in accountancy regulation from 2020

  • Private entrepreneurs may establish one-person limited liability companies (Kft.).
  • Depreciation of the small value assets - the limit for immediate depreciation rises from 100.000.-HUF to 200.000.-HUF.

Changes in the value added tax (VAT) from 2020

Irrecoverable receivables in VAT legislation

The VAT law will allows irrecoverable receivables to be recognized and the amount to be deducted partly of fully from payable VAT. In order to do so, taxpayers should fulfill the following requirements:

-There is no cover for the receivable during a forced collection process -The receivable was released during a bankruptcy or forced dissolution process or there is no cover for it -There is no cover for the receivable based in a written certificate issued by the officer of the forced dissolution

VAT percentage of the short-term rental activity

The VAT rate of the short-term rental activity from 2020 will decrease from 18% to 5%. This is applicable for bookings made after 1st January 2020.

Expansion of the data submission of invoicing activity

From 1st July 2020, all invoices issued to another domestic VAT subjects must be reported independently of the VAT amount (including VAT free invoices also!). From 1st January 2020, all invoices must be reported whether the invoice is issued to another VAT payer or not.

Data indicated in the invoice

From 1st July 2020, the tax number of the buyer (customer) must be indicated in the invoices. The maximum issuance period (i.e. the maximum time that may be elapsed from the fulfillment till the issuance) is narrowed down from 15 days to 8 days.

Changes in corporate income tax from 2020

The obligation of fill-up

Taxpayer will no more be required to fill up their corporate income tax at the end of the financial years. This obligation was already driven out in 2019.

Improvement tax allowance

From 24th July 2019 the maximum amount of improvement reserve is decreased to 300 million HUF. This sum will further be lowered to 200 million HUF (2021) and 50 million HUF (2022).

Small taxpayers’ tax (KIVA) changes from 2020

The rate of KIVA is decreased to 12%.

The definition of the dividend received will be specified: in the future, dividend received should not be calculated in the overall income and, therefore, is not considered as tax basis.

Changes in personal income tax (SZJA) from 2020

Tax allowance for mothers with 4 or more children

Those mothers, who have more than 4 or more children (including the adopted ones also) and raise them in their own household, receive a full personal tax exempt. In parallel to this, they are entitled to obtain the family tax and social security allowances and get a refund from their salaries.

Social security tax changes from 2020

Social contribution tax

The rate of social contribution tax is lowered to 17.5% from 1st July 2019.

Merge of personal social security contributions

From 1st July 2020, the health contribution and unemployment contribution will be merged into one tax with 8.5% rate.

Minimum basis of contributions

The minimum tax basis of contributions and social security tax for those who are employed will be the 30% of official minimal wage independent of the actual wage. This regulation is “designed” for those who e.g. apply a 2 hours per week employment to minimize the taxes to be paid.

Tax exemption of retired persons

From 1st July 2020, all employment forms (including work, assignment contracts and personal contribution in a company) will fall under full personal social security tax (i.e. the contributions that are deducted from the gross salary) exemption. Those who are retired due to their age, will have not to pay social contribution tax also.

Social security tax of engagements

From 1st July 2020, the tax of any legal employment relationships that are not considered work contracts will be 18.5%.

Health contribution fee, invalidation of social security number (TAJ)

From 1st January 2020, the amount of health contribution fee will be raised to 7.710.-HUF/month/capita.

There will be also a new legislation that requires the individuals to have not more than 3 months of unpaid health contribution fee otherwise the social security number (TAJ) will be invalidated.

Minimum wage 2020

The minimum wage from 2020 will be gross 161.000.-HUF, the guaranteed minimum wage (in case of a job that requires at least a secondary school education) will be gross 210.600.-HUF

Changes in local taxes from 2020

Local turnover tax declaration

Local turnover tax declarations will not be forwarded by NAV unless all the errors that emerge are corrected.

Tourism Improvement Contribution

From 1st January 2020, the short-term rental, in addition to restaurants, will be the subject of tourism improvement contribution. The rate will be 4% of the income realized.

Changes of the excise duty from 2020


From 1st Janary, 2020 the excise duty of cigarettes will be 20.500.-HUF/1000 pieces. Excise duty regarding to other tobacco products will be 20.100.-HUF. (Whispering Tree Blog)