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Hungary cuts hotel VAT to 5%

  • Jul 18, 2019 | Richard Asquith

The Hungarian parliament has approved a range of tax cuts for 2020, including the following VAT amendments

  • VAT on accommodation services from hotels, B&B and house sharing will be reduced from 18% to 5%
  • A range of goods stuffs will be reclassified to 5%

At the same time, the is the introduction of a Tourism Tax of 4% payable by hotels and short-term accomodation providers.


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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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