A VAT refund guide to Hungary

How to get VAT Refunds from Hungary for your business
Businesses registered in countries outside of Hungary can claim VAT refunds on any costs incurred in Hungary.
The below information details the requirements needed to be eligible for a VAT refund. This includes claimable expense types, Hungary VAT rates, deadlines and claiming periods.
Hungary

Which countries have reciprocity with Hungary?

All EU countries, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia, Turkey, the United Kingdom

For a more detailed explanation on what reciprocity means within the scope of VAT, click here:

What expenses are claimable in Hungary?

Entertainment

Entertainment
0%
Hotels & Accommodation
5%
Restaurants
0%

Events

Conferences, Trade Shows & Exhibitions
27%
Training Courses & Seminars
27%

Travel Related

Car Rental
27%
Fuel
0%
Public Transport
27%
Taxis
0%

General Expenses

Goods
27%
Inter-company charges
27%
Office Expenses
27%
Marketing Costs
27%
Professional Fees & AP invoices
27%

Additional Information

How far back can your business claim VAT from Hungary?
January - December of previous year for all countries
What’s the foreign VAT deadline in Hungary?
30 September for all countries
How long does it take to receive a VAT refund from Hungary?
Depending on the complexity of your application and the capacity at the VAT authority, it can take up to 10 months to receive a VAT refund from Hungary

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