EKAER new transportation control system
EKAER, which is designed to minimize the possibility of VAT fraud will be implemented from January 1st, 2015 in Hungarian public road transit.
The new regulations making the use of the system mandatory in Hungary will take effect as of January 1st, 2015. Since February 2015 all subjects must use Ekaer otherwise it will be penalized. Penalty up to 40% of the goods value.
As from 1 January 2015, a reporting obligation applies to
1)acquisitions of goods from another EU Member State to the territory of Hungary or acquisitions for other purposes
2) supplies of goods from the territory of Hungary to another EU Member State or supplies for other purposes, and
3) first supplies of goods subject to taxation in domestic trade, to other than end users,
involving road transportation, if performed by using vehicles subject to road toll payment (i.e. vehicles exceeding 3.5 tons of maximum permissible gross weight).
As from 1 January 2015, the transport may only be pursued by taxpayers having a valid Electronic Public Road Trade Control System (Elektronikus Közúti Áruforgalom Ellenőrző Rendszer = EKAER, hereinafter EKAER) number.
All taxpayers engaged in activities involving transportation using public roads and transporting hazardous products ( food, stones, wood, chemicals, textile, shoes ) has to pay a security deposit via bank guarantee or cash in bank account.
Exempt from paying a security deposit are all taxpayers, who are registered in the system of the national tax authority as qualified taxpayers; and all taxpayers who are registered in the database for public debt-free taxpayers for at least two years and their tax number is not under suspension at the time of statement.
Simplification – no need to issue EKAER in case:
b)Food goods value per shipment lower than 250 000,- HUF or lighter than 200 kg
c)Risky goods (sand, stones, wood, chemicals, textile, shoes) value per shipment lower than 500 000,- HUF or lighter than 1000 kg
EKAER must be reported for domestic transport not requiring road toll in case:
Required information for Ekaer system: