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A VAT Refund Guide to

Croatia

How to get VAT Refunds from Croatia for your business

Businesses registered in countries outside of Croatia can claim VAT refunds on any costs incurred in Croatia.
The below information details the requirements needed to be eligible for a VAT refund. This includes claimable expense types, Croatia VAT rates, deadlines and claiming periods.

Where is your company based?

EU

based businesses

VAT-registered businesses in an EU member state are eligible to recover VAT on business costs from Croatia under the EU VAT Refund Directive.

NON-EU

based businesses

VAT-registered businesses outside of the European Union are eligible to recover VAT on business costs from Croatia under the 13th Directive.

Which countries have reciprocity with Croatia?

All EU countries, Serbia and Switzerland

For a more detailed explanation on what reciprocity means within the scope of VAT, click here:

What expenses are claimable in Croatia?

ENTERTAINMENT & HOSPITALITY

Entertainment

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Hotels & Accommodation

25%
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Restaurants

25%

EVENTS

Conferences, Trade Shows & Exhibitions

25%

Training Courses & Seminars

25%

GENERAL EXPENSES

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Goods

25%

Inter-company charges

25%

Office Expenses

25%
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Marketing Costs

25%

Professional Fees & AP invoices

25%

TRAVEL RELATED

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Car Rental

25%
50% is claimable
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Fuel

25%
50% is claimable
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Public Transport

0%
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Taxis

0%

Additional Information

How far back can your business claim VAT from Croatia?
January to December of the previous year
What’s the foreign VAT deadline in Croatia?
30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)
How long does it take to receive a VAT refund from Croatia?
Depending on the complexity of your application and the capacity at the VAT authority, it can take up to 5 months to receive a VAT refund from Croatia

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