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Is there cash assistance available? Who is eligible? How does someone apply?

Applicants and beneficiaries of temporary protection are eligible for state financial support in the amount of a monthly 22.800 HUF (around 60 EUR). Families with children get a monthly financial aid per child. After one child, this amount is 13.700 HUF (around 35 EUR).

This allowance should be requested at the immigration office and the beneficiaries should register at the labour unit of the district government office and appear before that authority once in every month.

In order to receive assistance, you must appear at the Government Office by the end of each month. If you have a child under the age of 6, you do not have to bring him/her with you to the Government Office to receive the allowance. If the child is over 6 years old and under 18 years old, you can come to the Government Office instead of him/her as his/her parent.

Please note that in order to be eligible for the allowance, you must be registered as a job seeker at the Government Employment Centre. You are eligible for this financial support only as long as you are unemployed, caring for a child under the age of 3, or cannot receive a pension. If, after 45 days from the first payment, the Government Office offers you a suitable job and you do not accept it, you will not be eligible for subsistence allowance either. This does not relate to childcare allowance, which you will continue to receive regardless of your employment status.

Addresses of Government offices can be found here mceclip0.png or find your competent labour authority at this link mceclip0.png.

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How do I set up a bank account?

OTP Bank and Erste Bank Hungary introduced simplified procedures for Ukrainian citizens to open a bank account. Details are available at visitukraine.today mceclip0.png. You may require a valid passport / travel documents / Hungarian Identity Card / temporary protection document.

OTP Bank

Terms. It is free to open an account, regardless of whether it is in forints or in addition, in foreign currency (EUR, USD, CHF, CAD, GBP, SEK, BGN, JPY, CZK, NOK, PLN, TRY). If you have opened several accounts, only one service fee will be charged. All existingย commissionsย on foreign currency accounts. Purchases / withdrawals of cash in Hungary and abroad are without commission. There is mobile banking and OTPdirekt internet banking.

Erste Bank Hungary

Terms. The account will be opened in forints / euros / dollars, you can have several more currencies (Swiss, British, Canadian). There is no commission for cash withdrawals at ATMs of the network from Ukrainian cards. More mceclip0.png about different service packages, tariffs. For George, the service is free, as you send less than 400,000 forints within a month.

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How do I withdraw cash or exchange my currencies?

OTP Bank exchanges UAH cash. You can find the list of OTP Bank mceclip0.png branches here.

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How do I pay taxes in a country?

Ukraine signed a double taxation treaty mceclip0.png with Hungary, which means that the taxes will only have to be paid once, either in Ukraine or Hungary.

Hungarian personal income tax (PIT) liability may arise if the private individual receives income. If the private individual is Hungarian tax resident, his/her worldwide income is subject to PIT, while non-residents are subject to PIT on income from Hungarian sources only.

Hungarian citizens are considered Hungarian tax residents, while dual citizens are not considered as Hungarian tax residents if they do not have permanent or habitual residence in Hungary. In addition

  • European Economic Area (EEA) nationals who spend at least 183 days per calendar year in Hungary;
  • third-country (non-Hungarian and non-EEA) nationals who have permanent residence status, or are stateless persons with a permanent residence permit;
  • foreign individuals who have a permanent home in Hungary only;
  • foreign individuals whose centre of vital interests is in Hungary, if there is no permanent residence in Hungary or if Hungary is not the only country where he/she has a permanent residence;
  • foreign individuals whose habitual residence is in Hungary, if there is no permanent residence in Hungary or if Hungary is not the only country where he/she has a permanent residence, and if his/her centre of vital interests is unknown

also qualify as Hungarian tax resident for PIT purposes.

The term โ€˜centre of vital interestsโ€™ means the country to which the private individual is primarily tied by personal bonds and bonds of family and business relations. Furthermore, the term โ€˜permanent residenceโ€™ means a place that the private individual uses for permanent habitation and actually lives there. Any extended stay of the private individual abroad on a temporary basis shall not be treated as a change of permanent residence.

The PIT implications related to income received by private individuals depend on the nature (type) of the income (e.g. employment income, mandate fee, dividend, interest), therefore, the exact implications can be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Employment income received by Hungarian tax resident in general is subject to PIT in Hungary while if the employment income received by non-resident private individuals who work in Hungary are generally subject to personal income tax on their income relating to their Hungarian workdays. The applicable PIT rate is 15%. If the employment income is paid by a Hungarian employer (payor), the PIT is to be assessed, declared and paid to the Hungarian tax authority by the employer. In other cases (e.g. foreign employer) the PIT is to be self-assessed by the private individual.

Please note that double tax treaties between Hungary and the state of the private individualโ€™s tax residency (e.g. double tax treaty between Hungary and Ukraine) may override the domestic rules, accordingly, the provisions of such treaties need to considered as well.

If I already work remotely, how should I pay my taxes?

An individualโ€™s tax liability in Hungary depends on residence status. If an individual is a resident, worldwide income must be declared in the annual tax return.

Non-resident individuals are taxed on their income from Hungarian sources. Residence rules are determined very similarly to income tax treaty rules.

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How can I send money back to Ukraine?

You can transfer money from Hungary to Ukraine via an international transfer or money transfer at a corresponding provider or a bank. For an international transfer at the bank you have to fill out a special form and usually pay fees.

You can send money to Ukraine through Western Union mceclip0.png. Alternatively, use any of the online banks, like Revolut, TransferWise, PayPal.