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Croatia VAT registration changes

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  • 29 January 2015 | Richard Asquith

Croatia VAT registration changes

The Croatian VAT registration requirements for non-resident entrepreneurs have been updated recently.

Foreign or non-resident traders providing a taxable service in Croatia will now be required to inform the tax authorities and submit a VAT registration application within 8 days of starting local activities. Previously, the limit was 15 days. Once sumitted, the business will be provided with a tax personal identification number (‘OIB’).

The VAT application needs to contain: memorandum and articles of association; up-to-date proof of EU VAT registration; company-headed letter with details of the taxable supply and reason for VAT number application; OIB application and VAT form application.

The current Croatian VAT registration threshold is HRK 230,000 turnover per annum for resident companies. There is a voluntary VAT registration option if required. However, there is no such threshold for foreign companies – the assumption is made that they are already VAT registered in their home country.


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.