Hungarian VAT invoice requirements

Hungarian VAT rules on the format and information to be provided on invoices broadly conform with the obligations of the EU VAT Directive and its VAT invoice requirements.


Date of issuance and storage of Hungarian invoices

Hungarian VAT invoices must be issued at the latest fifteen days after the taxable supply.  Invoices must be stored for eight years.  Hungary, like all EU member states, now permits the use of electronic invoices under certain conditions.


Hungarian invoice requirements

Invoices must contain at least the following basic information:

  • Date of issuance
  • A unique, sequential number
  • VAT number of the supplier
  • Full names and addresses of the supplier and customer
  • Full description of the goods or services provided
  • Details of quantities of goods, if applicable
  • A date of the supply if different from the invoice date
  • The net, taxable value of the supply
  • The VAT rate applied, and the amount of VAT (in HUF if the invoice has been issued in a different currency)
  • Details to support zero VAT – export, reverse charge or intra-community supply
  • The total, gross value of the invoice

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