Characteristics of the electronic invoice in Hungary

Currently public companies must be able to receive electronic invoices according to the European Directive. The existence of the sophisticated RTIR tax declaration system enables the Exchange of information related to invoices. 

Tax Authority

Tax Authority

Nemzeti Adó és Vámhivatal - NAV.

Obligation

Obligation

Following European Directives, public administrations must be able to receive and process electronic invoices. The issuance of invoices by government suppliers is voluntary. 

Format

Format

UBL 2.1 - UN/CEFACT CII – PEPPOL BIS 3.0 or Signed PDF 

Digital Signature

Digital Signature

Only mandatory for PDF invoices. It is not mandatory to use for invoices sent in UBL 2.1 UBL 2.1 - UN/CEFACT CII – PEPPOL BIS 3.0 format. 

Archiving

Archiving

8 years.

RTIR System

RTIR System

The NAV validates invoices through real time reports submitted through the RTIR system. 

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Common questions

No, there is no centralized system. Each public administration can choose their own system and technology supplier to receive and process electronic invoices. 

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