Hungary

Turnover threshold

35,000 EUR

Standard VAT rate

27%

Measurement period

rolling 12 month period

Hungarian VAT for digital service providers

In case of digital services, telecom services or broadcasting services supplied in a B2B context, the place of supply is the place where the recipient is established. No Hungarian VAT should be charged, and reverse charge applies unless supplier and customer are established in Hungary. In case of digital services, telecom services or broadcasting services supplied in a B2C context we refer to the section on the Mini One-Stop Shop below for more information.

Mini One-Stop Shop

The optional simplification measure called the “Mini One-Stop Shop” (MOSS) with respect to digital services, telecommunication services and broadcasting services supplied in a B2C context. The supply of these services is generally considered as taking place in the Member State of the customer, not the Member State of the supplier.The MOSS scheme allows all taxable persons supplying digital services, telecommunication services or broadcasting services to nontaxable persons in EU Member States in which they do not have an establishment, to account for the VAT due on those supplies via a web portal in the Member State in which they are identified. The MOSS allows qualifying taxable persons to avoid registering in each Member State of consumption. The MOSS simplification is available both for taxable persons established in the EU and outside the EU. The MOSS generally mirrored the scheme that was in place for non-EU established suppliers of electronically supplied digital services, telecommunication services or broadcasting services supplied to final consumers. Persons already registered under the pre-existing scheme for electronically supplied digital services, telecommunication services or broadcasting services, should retain their existing individual VAT identification numbers for the purposes of the MOSS.

VAT rates

In Hungary, the following VAT rates apply:

  • Standard rate: 27%
  • Reduced rates: 5% and 18%

The standard VAT rate applies to all supplies of goods and services, unless a specific rule provides for a reduced rate or exemption.

Late – registration penalties

If a taxable person fails to register for VAT, a default penalty of HUF 500,000 applies. In addition, the VAT authorities may notify the taxable person of its obligation to register. The fine is doubled if the taxable person fails to register within the deadline specified by the tax authority.