If you receive a scholarship from Eötvös Loránd University, you are required to apply for a Tax Card after your arrival in Hungary.
Keep in mind that you will not receive your scholarship until your tax identification number is uploaded to the Neptun system.
How to request a Tax Card?
Fill in the form ('T34) online at home. Download the form in Hungarian and in English. Please note, that only the Hungarian form can be officially filled. (Here you can download the information sheet on how to fill out the form.)
After you filled out the form, print it.
Please bring the completed ‘T34 form to the National Tax and Customs Administration (Nemzeti Adó- és Vámhivatal - NAV). NAV issues the Tax Identification Number and the Tax Card, you can visit their office in person. Here, you will receive your Tax Identification Number on the spot. Please note that the first application for a Tax Card is free of charge.
You will need to register your Tax Identification Number in the Neptun system. You will receive a Tax Card by post later.
Notifying the Tax Authority of changes
In the case of private individuals, the data recorded by the tax administration contains the ones displayed on the address cards issued to taxpayers by Document Offices. Taxpayers are obliged, using form No. ‘T34, to make available the data displayed on their residence permit issued by the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing to the Hungarian tax administration.
Taxpayers may, in order to be able to liaise with the tax administration, provide the administration with a mailing address on the above-mentioned ‘T34 form. As private individual taxpayers not pursuing regular economic activities are not obliged to file a mailing address, no default penalty may be imposed upon them if they fail to notify the tax authority of any such change. In respect of any legal consequences related to the delivery or otherwise of official documents, in the absence of a known permanent address, the mailing address provided by the taxpayer shall always be used.
Please remember that notifying the tax administration of any change in your address is a common interest.
For more information on the administration process and the application form, please visit the official page of the National Tax and Customs Administration.