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In our line of business, it is essential to stay up-to-date on regulations and trends, and to keep track of changes in immigration and corporate law. As a Helpers client, you will never miss out on an opportunity or experience delays because of outdated information.

Our news section contains articles on many topics that are of interest to our clients, including immigration law and programs, business and taxation news, as well as practical advice on various aspects of doing business and living in Hungary. Hope you’ll find it useful!

What to look for in virtual office service

What to look for in virtual office service – Tips for business owners

Wednesday, 10 August, 2022

Using a virtual office service can save you money not only at the start of your company operation, but also throughout your business activity in Hungary. Learn about some aspects you should keep in mind when choosing a provider.

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No more visa-free entry to the Schengen zone

No more visa-free entry to the Schengen zone?

Wednesday, 3 August, 2022

In May 2023, the ETIAS system will go live. It will be relevant to those non-EU residents who can currently travel visa-free to the Schengen zone. Come May, their passport will not be enough: they will have to register in the ETIAS system before their trip.

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U.S. cancels double taxation treaty with Hungary

U.S. cancels double taxation treaty with Hungary

Thursday, 28 July, 2022

On 8 July 2022, the U.S. officially notified Hungary that it was unilaterally terminating the double taxation treaty between the two countries. But what does that mean exactly, and what to expect?

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SZÉP card in Hungary in 2022

SZÉP card in Hungary in 2022

Wednesday, 20 July, 2022

SZÉP card is the most popular form of fringe benefits in Hungary. It can normally be used for recreational activities, but because of the pandemic, some alterations were introduced. Among these, users were allowed to use the SZÉP card for buying foodstuff as well – with July that has come to an end.

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KATA changes introduced in the middle of the year

KATA changes introduced in the middle of the year

Wednesday, 13 July, 2022

On 12 July 2022, just one day after its proposal, the Hungarian Parliament has accepted the new KATA law that will affect more than 430,000 taxpayers in Hungary, most of who will no longer be eligible for this tax regime starting from 1 September.

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License plate numbers Hungary 2022

New license plate number structure in Hungary from July 2022

Thursday, 7 July, 2022

As of 1 July 2022, newly issued license plates have a new structure and a new design to ensure that every vehicle can have a unique registration number in the foreseeable future and number plates are harder to forge.

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ETIAS visa waiver goes live May 2023

ETIAS visa waiver goes live May 2023

Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Currently, passport holders of more than 50 countries can enter the Schengen zone without a visa. Starting from May 2023, they will be required to apply for an ETIAS visa waiver before their trip.

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Hungary vetoes global minimum tax 2022

Hungary vetoes EU global minimum tax proposal

Wednesday, 22 June, 2022

After the October announcement of joining the global minimum tax convention, Hungary has just vetoed the EU proposal on implementation, while the Hungarian Parliament has also passed a bill on not supporting the scheme for the time being.

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Two-factor authentication available at the Client Gate

Two-factor authentication available at the Client Gate

Wednesday, 15 June, 2022

Starting from June 2022, 2FA is available at Ügyfélkapu (or the “Client Gate”), the online customer service portal of Hungarian electronic administration.

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Vacation in Hungary

Vacation in Hungary from the employer’s point of view

Thursday, 9 June, 2022

Summer is here, and most people choose this season to go on a vacation in Hungary. But how do summer leaves work at a Hungarian company? Read on to find out.

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