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Croatia VAT – The Rates & Registration

VAT registration regulations and VAT rates in Croatia

When doing business in Croatia, it is necessary to settle taxes in accordance with Croatian regulations. At the same time, it is worth remembering that both VAT rates for individual products and services, detailed tax regulations and administrative procedures may differ from those in force in other European countries.

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When is it necessary to register for VAT in Croatia?

All entrepreneurs who sell online in Croatia are required to register for VAT in that country if:

  • they use a warehouse located in Croatia and ship their products from it to their end customers, or
  • they have exceeded the distance selling threshold of 10 000 EUR (total for all countries).

Key information about VAT in Croatia


VAT rates in Croatia

The standard VAT rate in Croatia is 25%. However, some products and services are subject to reduced rates of 13% and 5%.

For up-to-date information on VAT rates in Europe, visit the European Commission’s website.

Format of the Croatian VAT number

VAT numbers assigned in different European countries differ in the type and number of characters and the designation of the country of origin.

Croatian VAT number consists of 13 characters: the two-letter country designation HR oand the following sequence of 11 digits.

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Format of the Croatian Tax Identification Number (TIN)

The tax identification number assigned in Croatia differs in format from the VAT number.

This number consists of a sequence of 11 digits. It is automatically given to entities with citizenship (individuals) or residence (business entities) in Croatia. Entities and individuals from abroad must apply for it.

Current distance selling threshold in Croatia

At the moment, there is a single distance selling threshold of 10 000 EUR in all EU countries. The total sales made in all EU countries count towards this threshold.

Once this threshold is exceeded, you must register for VAT in each country where sales are made.

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10 000 EUR

270 000 HRK

The distance sales threshold applicable in Croatia until 30.06.2021

If you made distance sales in Croatia before 30.06.2021 and those sales exceeded the 270 000 HRK threshold - you should settle the overdue VAT for that period.

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Threshold for the value of imports into Croatia, in the Intrastat system

If the value of goods imported into Croatia from abroad during the year exceeds the amount of 450 000 EUR, these imports must be reported in the Intrastat international statistical system.

450 000 EUR

300 000 EUR

Threshold for the value of exports from Croatia, in the Intrastat system

If the value of exports of goods from Croatia abroad exceeds the amount of 300 000 EUR, these exports must be reported in the Intrastat international statistical system.

Additional information on accounting for VAT in Austria

  • VAT is settled in monthly or quarterly reporting periods.
  • For monthly settlements, VAT returns are due by the 15th day of the second consecutive month after the month to which the return relates (e.g., the return for January must be filed by March 15, the return for February by April 15, etc.).
  • For quarterly settlements, by the 15th day of the second consecutive month after the quarter to which the declaration applies (i.e., by May 15 for the first quarter, by August 15 for the second quarter, by November 15 for the third quarter and by February 15 for the previous year's fourth quarter).
  • In addition to standard settlements, additional annual VAT returns are also required, which must be submitted by March 31 of the following year - if submitted on paper, or by June 30 - if submitted electronically (e.g., the return for 2022 must be submitted by June 30, 2023).
  • For VAT settlement in Austria by non-EU companies, fiscal representation in the country is required.

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