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 Croatia

  • VAT is settled in monthly or quarterly reporting periods.
  • For monthly settlements, the deadline for submitting VAT returns is the 20th day of the following month after the month to which the return relates (e.g., the return for January must be submitted by February 20, the return for February must be submitted by March 20, etc.).
  • For VAT settlement in Croatia by non-EU companies, fiscal representation in the country is required.

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Last update : 08.04.2024