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Hungary Payroll Guide

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Hiring in Hungary

We're here to assist with all your Payroll and HR requirements in Hungary, whether you’re looking for services in Budapest, Debrecen or elsewhere.

Employer Responsibilities

In Hungary, the following must be adhered to under strict local legislation:

  • 13% Employer Taxes
  • Minimum of 20 Days’ Vacation
  • Minimum Wage HUF 232,000 (year 2023)

Frequently Asked Questions

How does payroll work in Hungary?

Employees in Hungary enjoy a flat rate of income tax, currently set at 15%, with Social Contributions of 18.5%. Employers also enjoy a low Social Contribution of 13%, among the lowest in Europe.

What are the general employment rules?

All staff are eligible for a minimum of 20 days’ paid vacation each calendar year. Once staff members reach the age of 25, their entitlement increases by 1 day every three years throughout their twenties. This changes to every 2 years in their thirties and forties.

What about dismissing an employee?

To dismiss an employee correctly, employers must follow a strict procedure which includes providing appropriate notice and issuing the termination documentation in writing. It is likely that the employee would be due a severance payment – the amounts vary depending on the employee’s age and length of service. Please consult one of our Employment Law Specialists before commencing a contract termination.

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