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Croatia cuts VAT to 24% 2019

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  • 19 June 2018 | Richard Asquith

Croatia cuts VAT to 24% 2019

Croatia’s Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic, has committed to reduce the standard VAT rate from 25% to 24%. The implementation date will be 1 January 2019.

There is no update of the reduced rates: 13% for accommodation, food and newspapers. VAT at a rate of 5% is applicable for to selected foodstuffs, books and medical equipment.

The rate was last raised to 25% in 2013 from 23%. This was at the time of the country joining the European Union.

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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.