We wish to congratulate our partner, Rita Párkányi, Head of our French desk, on her new appointment as Vice-President of the Association of the French Government Scholars aiming at creating a network in order to develop the Hungarian-French relations with the help of students, who studied in France. We wish her every success in her new duties. We trust that it will further strengthen our cooperation with the Hungarian French community.”
A new Hungarian act on statistics repealing and replacing the former act on statistics entered into force on 1 January 2017. The adoption of the new act became necessary due to the modification of the relevant EU directives.
New transparency rules entered into force on 1 January 2017. EU Member States are obliged to automatically exchange information through a central depository on all new cross-border tax rulings and advance price arrangements that they issue, accessible to all other Member States.
The regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Account Preservation Order procedure to facilitate cross-border debt recovery in civil and commercial matters, is applicable from 18 January 2017.
An amendment concerning offshore companies was adopted by the Hungarian Parliament at the end of 2016, introducing a new tax amnesty and modifying the regulations on foreign companies owned by Hungarian individuals.