Creative industry workers press for new tax form

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The Music Hungary Association (MHSZ) and the Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BKIK) urged the establishment of a distinct tax form for creative industry workers in a joint statement issued on Tuesday, after lawmakers voted to restrict the Itemized Tax for Small Businesses (KATA) to sole proprietors, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

MHSZ and BKIK said Hungarians in the creative industry do project-based work that doesn't fit neatly into the category of contracted employment or independent business activity. They pointed to the need for a simple tax form that addresses the particularities of these professions and involves minimal administration and costs.

They warned that the modification to the KATA rules would leave around 150,000 Hungarians who work in film, literature, the fine arts, the applied arts, fashion and design, and academia without an appropriate tax form.

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