House Painter Skirting Kata Rules Fined HUF 35 mln

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A total of almost HUF 35 million in tax shortfalls, late fees, and fines had to be paid to a painter and plasterer who tried to play tricks with the itemized tax for small business (kata) rules, the National Tax and Customs Office (NAV) reported, according to hrportal.hu.

According to the announcement, the individual entrepreneur notified the tax authorities of the suspension of his activities and stated that his income remained below HUF 12 million, the value limit that entitles him to tax exemption and applies to taxpayers.

They added that the contractor's statement was contradicted by his bank account, as the amounts received there significantly exceeded the value limit of the tax exemption.

The specialist, while taking a break from his individual business, undertook the general construction of a building and the amount coming to his account just corresponded to the consideration for the construction, according to the results of the auditors' data collection.

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