We’ve launched tax efficient investing in Hungary

Hey Hungary! We have exciting news for you — the product you asked for most is now available on Lightyear. Open a free TBSZ to start investing tax-efficiently in Hungary.
Karolina Laas-Dobreva
Karolina Laas-Dobreva
Communications Manager
Published 19 days ago
2 minute read
The only free TBSZ in Hungary
In case you haven’t heard of TBSZ before, it’s a system for long term investment accounts that act as tax wrappers, dropping your investment return tax from 15% to 10% after three years, and to 0% after five years of holding the investments. These tax benefits expand to Lightyear’s full product offering of over 3,500 stocks, ETFs, BlackRock Money Market Funds and gold in all available currencies.
As a Hungarian resident, you can open a free TBSZ in just a few clicks, straight on the Lightyear app. You can get started with a Lightyear TBSZ with just 25,000 HUF and there’s no extra fee for when you need to close the account and withdraw your money before the five years is up.
You can open one TBSZ per calendar year, for which taxes need to be filed at the end of every year. You can deposit money into your 2024 TBSZ all throughout this year, as the collection period ends on December 31st. After that, you can buy & sell using the money already in this year’s account, but for any new deposits, you’ll have to open up a TBSZ for 2025.
Adding free TBSZ to Lightyear’s product suite aligns with our mission to foster long term investing. Stock markets are a proven avenue to grow wealth over the long term and have historically shown to move upwards over the year. And if you can do that tax efficiently — well, that’s a match made in investing heaven!
Next up, we’ll be tackling another big ask from our Hungarian users, TBSZ transfers from other providers. And as always, if you have any feedback or product requests, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.
Disclaimer

Capital at risk. Terms apply, seek guidance if necessary. This is not tax advice.

Karolina Laas-Dobreva
Karolina Laas-Dobreva
Communications Manager
Karolina works as Communications Manager at Lightyear, sharing news about the platform as well as developments & research about the wider investing space across media and investor communities. She’s worked across communications and marketing in finance for over five years, building better ways for people across the globe to manage their money.