Hungary


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.

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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.

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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11-February-2009

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Economic Survey of Hungary 2010: Sustaining the momentum of fiscal reform

The fiscal deficit has been gradually brought down even in the midst of a deep recession, pro-cyclical fiscal tightening continued. Fiscal sustainability is aimed to be restored by the recent reforms.

16-July-2007

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Encouraging Sub-national Government Efficiency in Hungary (Economics Department Working Paper 565)

This working paper looks at the challenges facing Hungary's counties and municipalities in modernising local infrastructures as well as dealing with cutbacks to administrative overheads and tough decisions in public services.

16-July-2007

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Family Policy in Hungary: How to Improve the Reconciliation Between Work and Family?

This working paper looks at how to shift the policy focus towards reconciling work and family life. Reasons for under-provision in childcare by local governments are discussed and recommendations for further central-government intervention to improve supply are made.

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