Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, Foundation, Civil Groups
Other nonprofit organizational forms: Nonprofit Company, Public Chamber, Representative Organization (employer’s, employee’s and professional), and Cooperative among others.
Main social issues addressed by these organizations: Arts and Culture, Environment, Social Services, Education, Leisure and Sports
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 31-60 days
The process of registration remains lengthy, up to 60 days. The registration time is shorter – 15 days – in case of simplified electronic registration with template statute. If the court fails to meet this deadline and the decision is not made in the next 30 days, the registration takes place on the following day by course of law (Article 32 (2) of the Law on the Court Registration of Civil Society Organizations).
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: USD 35
The registration process is free of charge for associations. In case of foundations the rules on duties have changed with January 1, 2020 and the registration fee is HUF 10,500 (approximately USD 35), unless the organization commits to obtain a public benefit status within 2 years. (Budapest-Capital Regional Court, 2020)
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/Federal Government