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Hungary invoice software obligations

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  • 23 December 2015 | Richard Asquith

Hungary invoice software obligations

New obligations on VAT invoice software come into effect in Hungary from 1 January 2016.

The new requirements, based around Standard Audit File for Tax (SAF-T) which has been developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to encourage standard electronic filing and audits to tax authorities. The new details include the correct formatting of data on customer addresses

Hungarian invoice software requirements

Hungarian VAT registered companies must notify the local tax authorities of which authorized accounting software they use to produce VAT-compliant invoices. At present, Microsoft Word and Excel are not permitted.


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.