As local and international regulations become more prescriptive and enforcement gathers pace, dealing with the evolving tax landscape in a cross-border context presents you with a significant challenge. The number and complexity of tax investigations conducted by authorities is rapidly escalating and the need for tax adjustments is rising accordingly.

Our 350 tax lawyers worldwide are supported by strong technical tax intelligence teams that identify developments in tax law and policy affecting your business. This multi-disciplinary approach helps you develop robust structures that maximise tax effectiveness in alignment with your commercial strategy. Given the cross-border nature of today's tax issues, top corporates and financial institutions seek our advice in Central and Eastern Europe, given our global tax presence and our in-depth expertise in national tax laws.

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Whether you are a financial institution, multinational, fund, investor or high net worth individual, we understand your business and the tax pressures you face. Our teams work together across Central and Eastern Europe and beyond in the key areas affecting your business including VAT, international taxation, transfer pricing, e-commerce, M&A and investment funds, tax planning and financing.

Our experts can help you manage tax control cases and deal with tax authorities as well as manage tax litigation cases, including challenging tax liability decisions. The right tax advice can make a material difference to transaction costs and, in some cases, avert serious consequences.

The Tax Team in Hungary consists of four specialist lawyers that are also registered as tax advisors, and are top ranked by independent legal directories. Co-Head of the department is an active member of the European VAT Club, an association of independent VAT specialists. The team advises on all areas of domestic and international tax law, social security payments and state subsidy issues as well as represents them in tax litigation matters.

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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Tax in Hun­gary


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Dóra Petrányi
25 June 2018
CEE Green­field Guide
Third edi­tion
What about VAT after Brexit?
Al­though the UK par­lia­ment ruled against the pos­sib­il­ity of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, the out­come of the cur­rent UK polit­ic­al con­tro­versy re­mains un­cer­tain. Both busi­nesses and gov­ern­ments in both Great Bri­tain and EU are pre­par­ing for every even­tu­al­ity, in­clud­ing.
Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2018
Bel­gi­um braces for Hard Brexit with draft law
On Feb­ru­ary 19, Bel­gi­um passed a draft law pre­par­ing it­self for a Hard Brexit should the UK leave the European Uni­on (EU) on the dead­line of 29 March 2019 without a with­draw­al agree­ment in place to reg­u­late UK's de­par­ture and define its fu­ture re­la­tion­ship.
20 February 2018
CMS Bud­apest adds seni­or ex­pert to its tax team
Latest changes in Hun­gari­an pub­lic pro­cure­ment law for year-end
Hun­gari­an law­makers re­cently passed an act, which amended Act CXLIII of 2015 on Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment. Most of the changes in the amend­ment law con­cern the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the elec­tron­ic pro­cure­ment sys­tem (EKR), which went in­to force on 15 April 2018.
Over­view of Tax Re­forms in CEE 2015 - 2017
Hun­gary makes changes to cor­por­ate tax­a­tion for 2019
The latest re­forms to Hun­gari­an tax law have brought sig­ni­fic­ant changes mostly to the cor­por­ate in­come tax sys­tem. Some changes may of­fer new op­por­tun­it­ies while oth­ers re­quire co­ordin­ated ac­tion. Hun­gari­an com­pan­ies and branches of for­eign en­tit­ies may,.
High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Tax in Hun­gary
New Rules on Di­git­al Archiv­ing
As of 1 Ju­ly 2018, De­cree No. 1/2018. (VI. 29. ) ITM of the Min­istry of In­nov­a­tion of Tech­no­logy on the Di­git­al Archiv­ing Rules is re­pla­cing the former De­cree No. 114/2007. (XII. 29. ) GKM of the Min­istry of Eco­nom­ic and Com­merce.
CMS - Fo­cus­ing on Funds - Tough­er Tax Rules for Ger­man Real Es­tate
This Fo­cus­sing on Funds up­date looks at the con­tinu­ing hot top­ic of how tax changes af­fect fund struc­tures and deals. Fol­low­ing our pre­vi­ous look at the France and Lux­em­bourg double tax treaty, the fo­cus be­low is on Ger­man real es­tate.
Non-EEA in­vestors need pri­or min­is­teri­al per­mis­sion in some sec­tors
The pro­pos­al “Su­per­vi­sion of for­eign in­vest­ments vi­ol­at­ing the na­tion­al se­cur­ity in­terests of Hun­gary” (“Pro­pos­al”) has been sub­mit­ted to the Hun­gari­an Par­lia­ment, which would re­quire people, com­pan­ies, or leg­al en­tit­ies from coun­tries out­side the European.