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Croatia VAT compliance update

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  • 19 November 2014 | Richard Asquith

Croatia VAT compliance update

A range of Croatian VAT compliance changes have been introduced recently to update the VAT Law. These include:

VAT on immovable property

The supply of building is to become VAT exempt in accordance with the EU VAT Directive rules on immovable property.

2015 Mini One Stop Shop changes

The changes to the EU VAT Directive on the change in place of supply rules for B2C digital services from 2015 have been adopted. From 1 January, Croatian taxable suppliers of electronic, broadcast or telecoms services to consumers in other EU countries will have to charge their VAT rate rather than the Croatian rate.

Cash-based accounting

Along with Spain, UK and now Greece, Croatia will offer cash-based VAT accounting instead of accruals accounting. This means businesses should pay or charge VAT only when there is a cash / bank settlement of any invoice. Only companies with annual turnover below HRK 3m may apply for the new regime.


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.