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Generic Tax Name Social security contribution - Pension contribution (Employees)
Tax name in the national language Egyéni nyugdíjjárulék
Tax name in English Employees pension contribution
Member State HU-Hungary
Tax in force since 1948/11/01
If abolished, date on which the tax ceases to apply
Business version date 2015/01/01
Version date 2015/02/17
This file was last updated on

Type of tax
Direct taxes Personal income tax
Corporate income tax

Indirect taxes VAT
Excise duty (EU harmonised)
Alcoholic beverages
Energy products and electricity
Manufactured tobacco

Social security contribution Employers
Legal base

Act 80 of 1997 on entitlement to social security benefits and private pensions, and on the coverage of these provisions.

Who sets
The tax rate is set by

The tax base is set by

The reliefs are set by


Geographical Scope


The base or rate of social security contributions paid by Employees on the income of employees and of blue collar workers Rates are identical
Bases are identical


Domestic-source income of non-residents is Subject to SSCer
Not Subject to SSCer


Domestic source of income is subject to SSC if the non-resident person is insured.


Insured people in Hungary:

- persons engaged in employment under contract (including Members of Parliament and spokesmen for the nationality) whether in the private or in the public sector (public servants, public officials, court and law enforcement employees, employees of public prosecution),

- registered foster carers,

- persons engaged in employment under scholarship agreement or in public benefit employment,

- professional staff members of the Hungarian Armed Forces, law enforcement agencies, the Parliament Guard, civilian national security services, the  National Tax and Customs Authority (Nemzeti Adó- és Vámhivatal), members of the Independent Police Complaints Board (Független Rendészeti Panasztestület)  and contracted members of the Hungarian Armed Forces, volunteer reservists

- members of cooperatives with active personal involvement;

- pupils enrolled in vocational school training with pupil employment contract;

- recipients of job search allowances;

- the self-employed who are not receiving pension on their own right;

- people in other gainful activities with active personal involvement (e.g. contract based temporary relationships) receiving payment which attains 30% of the monthly amount of the national minimum wage;

- clergymen excepting pensioners;

- small scale agricultural producers (except of pensioners);

- elected and managing officers of business corporations, foundations, NGOs etc. with income attaining 30% of the monthly amount of the national minimum wage.

Tax object and basis of assessment
Employees pay social security contributions for


Base for all contributions listed here above is the same Yes No

As general rule, the income subject to Social Security Contributions of Employees includes


Income considered Domestic income
Worldwide income

Types of income related to social security contractual relationship under the Hungarian Social Security Laws (that is employment relationship) are subject to SSC - without regard to geographical source.

Benefits in kind

The following benefits in kind are usually (partially or fully) subject to social security contributions paid by Employees



Income earned in the listed gainful relationships (see „Taxpayer”).

In addition the following incomes are subjected to SSC (pension contribution):

  • child care fee („gyermekgondozási díj”), 
  • child care benefit („gyermekgondozási segély”),
  • child raising support („gyermeknevelési támogatás”),
  • care fee („ápolási díj”),
  • labour rehabilitation benefit („munkarehabilitációs díj”);
Deductions, Allowances, Credits, Exemptions
Capped contributions No cap
Cap in monetary units:
Cap in % of the tax base:


The reduction is
No reduction
A lump-sum amount
In percentage of base:
Based on salary

The ceiling on employees' pension contributions (in 2012 HUF 21,700/day) was abolished in 2013.

The basic yearly allowance for an individual amounts to:
The basic yearly allowance for a couple amounts to:
Additional allowance for 1st child
Additional allowance for 2nd child
Additional allowance for 3rd child
Additional allowance for additional child
Additional allowance for old age dependents

Since 1 January 2014 families whose combined PIT base is not sufficient to claim the maximum amount of the family tax allowance, can deduct the ramaining sum form the 7% health insurance contribution or the 10% pension contribution. This measure does not effect the eligibility for social security benfits (pensions, healthcare, transfers, etc.).

The basic yearly credit for an individual amounts to:
The basic yearly credit for a couple amounts to:
Additional credit for 1st child
Additional credit for 2nd child
Additional credit for 3rd child
Additional credit for additional child
Additional credit for old age dependents

Social Security Contributions paid by Employees are tax deductible Yes No

Rate(s) Structure
The following rates apply to Social Security Contributions paid by Employees
10.00 %  From 0.00  EUR/Natcur  To  EUR/Natcur

Health care


Child care

Work-related illnesses and/or accidents

Education leave

Maternity leave



Special surcharges

There are special surcharges in the form of:
Surcharge 1 : Name:
A lump-sum amount:
A percentage of income:
A tax surcharge:


10% of the assessment basis for those who were not members of mandatory private pension funds, 2% of the assessment basis for those who were members of mandatory private pension funds. Since 1 November 2010 until 31 December 2011 (for 14 months) contributions were paid to the private pension funds redirected to the (national) Pension Insurance Fund. From 1 January 2012 the whole 10% shall be paid to the Pension Insurance Fund.

Tax due date

The 12th day of the month following the month in which the income was earned. In the case of small scale agricultural producers, the 12th day of the calendar quarter following the quarter in which the income was earned.

Tax collector

National Tax and Customs Administration

Special features

The employees' pension contribution is deducted and transferred by the employer.

Economic function

Environmental taxes

Tax revenue
ESA95 code d61121


No voluntary component is involved in the Hungarian Social Insurance Contribution System. Accrual data is available only as the total of health and pension data, see the "Social security contribution (Employees)" form.