Hungary has succeeded in pushing through its interests at the international talks on the global minimum corporate tax, Finance Minister Mihály Varga said on Friday. The corporate tax in Hungary will remain 9%, Varga said in a Facebook post.
The global tax will be collected using “a targeted solution” that takes into consideration genuine economic activity, he said. “That means that corporate assets and payroll costs will be deductible using a special method of calculation, so those companies that are conducting activities with genuine, not fictitious, assets and payroll costs, can avail of a preference,” he explained. Hungary also successfully negotiated a ten-year transition period, the minister added. “We have achieved serious results, we can easily call this a Hungarian success — we have been right to stand up for our interests,” Varga said.