Hungary


  • 14-April-2015

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Hungary

    Hungary has the 4th highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries. The average single worker in Hungary faced a tax wedge of 49.0% in 2014 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.

  • 16-March-2015

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    Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes Peer Reviews: Hungary 2015 - Phase 2: Implementation of the Standard in Practice

    This report contains the 2014 “Phase 2: Implementation of the Standards in Practice” Global Forum review of Hungary.

    The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes is the multilateral framework within which work in the area of tax transparency and exchange of information is carried out by over 120 jurisdictions which participate in the work of the Global Forum on an equal footing.

    The Global Forum is charged with in-depth monitoring and peer review of the implementation of the standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes. These standards are primarily reflected in the 2002 OECD Model Agreement on Exchange of Information on Tax Matters and its commentary, and in Article 26 of the OECD Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital and its commentary as updated in 2004, which has been incorporated in the UN Model Tax Convention.

    The standards provide for international exchange on request of foreseeably relevant information for the administration or enforcement of the domestic tax laws of a requesting party. “Fishing expeditions” are not authorised, but all foreseeably relevant information must be provided, including bank information and information held by fiduciaries, regardless of the existence of a domestic tax interest or the application of a dual criminality standard.

    All members of the Global Forum, as well as jurisdictions identified by the Global Forum as relevant to its work, are being reviewed. This process is undertaken in two phases. Phase 1 reviews assess the quality of a jurisdiction’s legal and regulatory framework for the exchange of information, while Phase 2 reviews look at the practical implementation of that framework. Some Global Forum members are undergoing combined – Phase 1 plus Phase 2 – reviews. The ultimate goal is to help jurisdictions to effectively implement the international standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes.

  • 16-March-2015

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    International community continues making major progress to end tax evasion

    The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes published today 9 new peer review reports, including a Phase 1 Supplementary Report for Switzerland, demonstrating continuing progress toward implementation of the international standard for exchange of information on request.

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  • 10-December-2014

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    Key findings for Hungary: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Hungary increased by 0.4 percentage points from 38.5% to 38.9% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Hungarian standard VAT rate is 27%, the highest of the OECD countries and considerably above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

  • 12-November-2013

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    Hungary deepens commitment to fight offshore tax avoidance and evasion

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed today Hungary’s steps to strengthen international tax co-operation after it became the 61st signatory to the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters.

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  • 30-May-2012

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    Ensuring debt sustainability amid strong economic uncertainty in Hungary

    Despite a deep recession in 2009 and weak growth in subsequent years, Hungary’s fiscal position compares favourably with many other OECD countries.

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  • 13-March-2012

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    Work incentives and recent reforms of the tax and benefit system in Hungary

    Reducing the extent of inactivity and promoting labour supply is essential to foster labour market outcomes in Hungary in the medium term.

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  • 13-March-2012

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    Assessing the sensitivity of Hungarian debt sustainability to macroeconomic shocks under two fiscal policy reactions

    Hungarian debt level has steadily increased since 2001, with the debt-to-GDP ratio reaching about 84% at end-2011.

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  • 13-March-2012

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    Non-Keynesian effects of fiscal consolidation: an analysis with an estimated DSGE model for the Hungarian economy

    Using an estimated DSGE model for Hungary, the paper identifies the possible non-Keynesian channels through which a fiscal consolidation may manifest as expansionary.

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  • 14-September-2010

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    Sustaining the Momentum of Fiscal Reform in Hungary

    Hungary has faced a considerable challenge to regain credibility following persistent and high fiscal deficits. Efforts during recent years have produced substantial results. These and other points are discussed in this working paper.

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