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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.

Where is your company based?

EU

based businesses

VAT-registered businesses in an EU member state are eligible to recover VAT on business costs from Hungary under the EU VAT Refund Directive.

NON-EU

based businesses

VAT-registered businesses outside of the European Union are eligible to recover VAT on business costs from Hungary under the 13th Directive.

Which countries have reciprocity with Hungary?

All EU countries, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland

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

What expenses are claimable in Hungary?

ENTERTAINMENT & HOSPITALITY

Entertainment

0%
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Hotels & Accommodation

5%
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Restaurants

0%

EVENTS

Conferences, Trade Shows & Exhibitions

27%

Training Courses & Seminars

27%

GENERAL EXPENSES

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Goods

27%

Inter-company charges

27%

Office Expenses

27%
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Marketing Costs

27%

Professional Fees & AP invoices

27%

TRAVEL RELATED

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Car Rental

27%
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Fuel

0%
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Public Transport

27%
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Taxis

0%

Additional Information

How far back can your business claim VAT from Hungary?
January to December of the previous year
What’s the foreign VAT deadline in Hungary?
30 September of the year following the claim year date
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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