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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 As a Helpers client, you will never miss out on an opportunity or experience delays because of outdated information.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!

Minimum Stay in Hungary

New requirement: minimum stay in Hungary for residence permit holders

Tuesday, 5 November, 2019

According to new regulation, you must actually spend half of your time in Hungary to stay eligible for residency renewal. The minimum stay requirement is defined in 90 days in any 180 days.

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Bank holidays in 2020 Hungary

Bank holidays in Hungary in 2020

Monday, 4 November, 2019

In 2020, many bank holidays fall on weekends. However, Sundays that are bank holidays are different from regular Sundays. On bank holiday Sundays, shops are typically closed, and if you need employees to work, different wage supplements will apply.

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Municipal elections in Hungary 2019

Municipal elections in Hungary 2019 – Are you eligible to vote?

Wednesday, 9 October, 2019

If you are eligible for voting at the municipal elections, you were automatically added to the list of local voters when you registered your address. This means you have received a letter from the local government stating the time and date of the elections, together with the venue where you can cast your vote.

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Immigrate to Europe from South Africa

Immigrate to Europe from South Africa

Friday, 20 September, 2019

In Hungary, you can buy property regardless of nationality. Whether you want to buy real estate for rental purposes, as the headquarters of your business, or as a home for your family, you will find that Hungary offers attractive options, for fraction prices compared to Western Europe.

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Reduce payroll taxes in Hungary in 2019

How to reduce payroll taxes in Hungary in 2019?

Monday, 9 September, 2019

Employ disadvantaged workers and reduce the payroll taxes your Hungarian company pays to make your Hungarian operation more cost-effective.

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Company formation Hungary 2019

Hungarian company formation trends in 2019

Wednesday, 21 August, 2019

Hungarian company formation was more popular in the first quarter of 2019 than anytime since 2014. The increasing number of incorporations, together with a recent decrease in the number of company dissolutions shows a positive trend altogether.

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Working time in Hungary

Working time in Hungary

Tuesday, 13 August, 2019

Working time refers to the time your employee spends working for your company. In Hungary, working hours are limited to 40 hours a week. However, the distribution of those working hours might vary.

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salaries and payroll taxes 2019 H2

Salaries and Payroll Taxes in H2 2019, Hungary

Tuesday, 30 July, 2019

As of 1 July 2019 the Employer’s payroll tax decreased from 21% to 19%. This is thanks to the decrease of the social contribution tax from 19.5% to 17.5%, as it is a major element of the payroll tax (the other is the vocational training contribution tax at 1.5%).

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Labor Law and Employment in Hungary

Employment and labor law in Hungary

Tuesday, 18 June, 2019

While you have great freedom in what tasks to assign to your employees, you should get familiar with the most important aspects of the labor law before making your first hire at your Hungarian company.

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Malta investment residency financing option

Investment residency in Malta – now with a financing option

Thursday, 6 June, 2019

Getting residency by investment is a simple way for getting visa-free access to new countries or for securing a second home for yourself and your family. In Europe, the investment residency program of Malta is among the most popular ones. Now it also offers a financing option for investors.

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