Hungary Company Formations

Hungary Company Incorporation

 

We can incorporate your Hungarian Limited Liability , KFT, Korlátolt Felelõsségû Társaság, in just 2 weeks.

Kft - Korlátolt Felelõsségû Társaság

A Kft, Korlátolt Felelõsségû Társaság, is a company limited by quotas or business shares similar to a German GmbH. The English equivalent is a private limited liability company. A Kft. can be owned by a single person, however there are further regulations imposing an increased level of liability upon single owners of companies.

Incorporating your Hungarian Kft

Once the necessary details are collected (details of directors, shareholders, company name, activity, and required services) we then prepare the statutory documents, Articles and Memorandum, Specimen Signature. Within a few days when the client can either visit to Hungary to sign the documents before a lawyer or the documents get sent to the client via email in order to have it notarised before the consular department of Hungarian embassy in his/her country.

  • After we receive the relevant documents we file the company with Registry Court.
  • Due to electronic filing the physical incorporation only takes one day.
  • Domestic tax number and VAT number is issued along with Certificate of Incorporation.

After the company is incorporated the bank account can be opened. It can be done by the client or we can assist if personal presence is impossible. Share Capital HUF500,000 must be deposited into the account until the bank issues the certificate of payment.

Kft Company Registration

The Articles of Association, or the Deed of Foundation, must be drafted and signed by a Hungarian attorney.

The Company Act determines the minimum basic information that such founding documents should contain, such as the company name, domicile, capital founders/owners, basic data on the executive officers etc. Limited or limited liability companies can be established using model Articles of Association annexed to the new Company Procedure Act.

The registration application must be filed with the Hungarian Court of Registration within 30 days from the conclusion of the Articles of Association.

Once the registration is submitted, the company may start its operations as a pre-company until the registration is made. The Court of Registration must decide on the registration within 15 days in the case of business entities submitting for registration using the model Articles of Association annexed to the new Company Procedure Act (and within 2 days in case of electronic registration), or otherwise within 30 days. These periods commence at the delivery of the application to the Court of Registration. If the Court fails to meet these deadlines, the company is considered to be automatically registered on the 9th day following the expiry of the deadline

A newly registered company must also register with the local municipality, State Taxation Office, Central Statistical Office and Social Security Authorities.

On submitting an application to incorporate, the following details should be provided:

  • A commercial license.
  • Documents of incorporation.
  • Company name and the address of its registered offices or of its owners.
  • Location of the company's activities.
  • Type of activities - In Hungary, when incorporating a company, it automatically becomes a member of the local Chamber of Commerce.

Apart from submitting the above documents for registration, the company must register with the following bodies:

  • The Central Office of Statistics (KSH)
  • National Income Tax (APEH)
  • Regional Income Tax
  • The (Regional) Court of Registration
  • The Institute of National Insurance

Hungarian Company Directors

Only one director is required. The Directors may be of any nationality.

Hungarian Company Shareholders

Only one shareholder is required. This can be the same person as the director. The shareholder can be a person or a corporation.

Share Capital

Liability is limited to the amount of capital paid up, with the minimum currently set at HUF 500,000 (approx. €1,700). This is the most common form in Hungary. May be owned by a single individual, several individuals, or a holding company.

Registered Office

Your Hungarian company must have a registered office. The registered office is where documents may be legally served on the company. We can provide this service for a fee.

Benefits of Incorporating in Hungary

  • Member of the European Union giving it substantial EU benefits
  • No withholding tax on dividends, interest or royalties paid to foreign entities
  • Benefit from Hungary's double taxation agreements
  • No currency restrictions - the company may have any form of bank account in any foreign country
  • Flexible share ownership - a foreign company may own shares in the company aiding in business secrecy
  • European Union tax ID - trade with all EU Member States free of VAT

Full of advantages

  • A single member is eligible to form a company
  • Only one managing director needs to be appointed (who may be a foreigner).
  • Company registration within a few days.
  • Immediate VAT number with the eligibility to trade with all EU Member States free of VAT.
Hungary Fees to Incorporate
  • Company Formation - £1650
  • Provision of Registered Office - £1100
  • Bank Account Assistance - £380
  • Company Secretary if required - £850
Hungary Annual Maintenance Fees
  • Provision of Registered Office - £1200
  • Company Secretary if required - £850
  • Directors Register Maintenance - £120
Hungary Advantages
  • Time - only 2 weeks to incorporate your Hungarian company
  • Directors - only 1 director of any nationality is necessary for your company
  • Shareholders - only 1 shareholder is required
  • Share Capital - the minimum share capital requirement is HUF 500,000 (€1,700)
  • VAT - immediate VAT number with the eligibility to trade with all EU Member States free of VAT
  • Tax - a beneficial tax environment
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process
Required to Proceed
  • Company Name - We can check your company name is available
  • Passport - colour scan of your passport
  • Documents - copy of a utility bill, credit card or bank statement showing your private address
  • Start now - complete here
  • Upload - proof of address & copy passport can be uploaded here