Whether you're a language teacher, an online marketer or an expat with a skill or service you plan to sell, if you're living in Hungary while you do it, you'll need to be properly registered and paying the correct taxes.
Self-employment is usually the best option.
Once registered, you'll be able to issue e-invoices to customers immediately.
Hungary has the KATA tax scheme where most people pay a fixed rate of 50,000 HUF per month, covering all their tax and social security obligations.
After a few hours of paperwork, you'll be all set up with a bookkeeper and ready to do business.
Our expert will assist you with the process from start to finish. After a no-obligation, in-person meeting to discuss your exact circumstances and answer any questions you have, you’ll get a personalised quote for setup. This will consist of a one-time setup fee and an ongoing fee to cover bookkeeping and filing services. There are also some government costs to pay.
Once things get started, your expert will tell you what documents are needed, how to get them and where they need to be submitted. They’ll be on hand for any question you have and to help you overcome any hiccups. Once you’re ready to start doing business, you’ll receive an invoicing guide explaining how to write an invoice either electronically or on paper and they can also advise on the proration of taxes, and general banking advice.
Please note - you’ll need to be located in Hungary with an address here. This process can’t be done remotely.
Remember, these vary by circumstance.
Our expert will help you work our your specific costs.
|Self Employment Setup Fee||Bookkeeper Ongoing Fee||KATA Tax Contribution||Chamber of Commerce Fee||Community Tax|
|50,000 HUF||10,000 HUF||50,000 HUF||5,000 HUF||50,000 HUF|
Note: The bookkeeper setup fee and the ongoing fee are determined based on the type of activity and business you are conducting. There may be additional fees for various reasons such as the need to invoice outside of Hungary, adding employees, or adding a registered office/shop.
See what they had to say about working with our expert
I was able to get my KATA setup in an efficient and quick manner. The service provided was extremely helpful and necessary for me to do my business. I highly recommend this service to anyone wanting to set up KATA.”
The KATA setup was not easy, but it was much easier with the help I received. I couldn’t have set everything up without the assistance given to me.
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In Budapest, we work with a local business consultant who, working with a small team has helped dozens of freelancers register a self-employed and get set up with a bookkeeper.
There is nothing stopping you registering self-employed however you'll find it very difficult without knowing Hungarian. A bookkeeper is required to be able to file accounts.
If you're working for a single employer that is based or has an office in Hungary, it's probably easier for them to hire you. Or, depending on what exactly you do, registering a company might be better. Our expert will discuss options with you at your meeting.
Most people have no problem registering as self-employed in Hungary. Provided your honest and accurate when registering with the government and provide all the required documentation in a timely fashion, nothing should go wrong. Where there are bumps in the road, our expert will do their very best to help you overcome them.
Got any questions? Don't hesitate to reach out.