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Croatia updates VAT rates for 2013

  • Dec 11, 2012 | Richard Asquith

Croatia updates VAT rates for 2013

In addition to next year's Croatian VAT rise from 2% to 25%, there are to be more increases in rates on certain goods.

From 1 January 2013, basic foods, cinema tickets and other products will be reclassified from the zero VAT rate to the reduced 5% VAT rate.

Sports and recreational vehicles or vessels will also now be taxed at the 5% VAT rate.

The changes are partially to increase state revenues, but also to bring the Croatian VAT system into line with the European VAT regime as Croatia prepares its accession application.


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 can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 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.