The legislators have refined the rules of the system based on the audit experience of the National Tax and Customs Administration (NAV) and indications from fair market participants. As a result, the Electronic Road Traffic Control System (EKÁER) will be more efficient and filterable from 1 August 2016.
According to the authorities, the changes and tightening will serve to further whiten the system and protect fair market participants.
The most important changes:
– For vehicles with a total weight of more than 3.5 tonnes, which are not subject to tolls, an EKÁER number must also be requested, ie non-risky consignments must be registered in the NAV system even if a smaller vehicle is used but more than 3.5 tonnes are loaded in the hold.
– In the case of goods declared but not actually transported, NAV may impose a fine of up to 40% of the value of the goods.
– From 1 August 2016, the integrity of the official lock shall be ensured until the date on which it is not removed by NAV. If the goods or the official seal are damaged due to an accident or other unavoidable cause, the tax office must be notified immediately.
Failure to comply with the regulations can result in a fine of up to HUF 1 million for non-compliance!