The rules governing court fees payable in procedures initiated in Hungary under Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007 establishing a European Small Claims Procedure are laid down in Act No XCIII of 1990 on duties. Under those rules, when the procedure is initiated, a fee of 6 percent of the value of the claim must be paid either by purchasing a revenue stamp at the post office or by paying the fee to the state tax authority. The fee can also be paid to the state tax authority by bank transfer.
Court fees must be paid when small claims procedures are initiated.
In the case of monetary claims, 6 percent of the value of the claim must be paid, excluding additional charges (interest, costs), while in the case of non-monetary claims, 6 percent of the estimated claim must be paid, with a minimum of HUF 15,000. In the case of monetary claims in currencies other than the forint, the fee is payable on the value of the claim at the central bank’s average exchange rate applicable on the date the claim is submitted
Claimants who fail to pay the fee when initiating the procedure receive a demand for payment from the court. If the claimant fails to comply with this within the given time limit, the court will dismiss the claim.
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