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Taxes in Croatia

Taxes in Croatia are higher than in neighbouring Montenegro but there is no property tax on homes used as primary residences.

Transaction and registration taxes

Title deed transfer tax of 5% is imposed on the purchase of property. When buying new property, only 30% of the value is taxed, in addition to 22% VAT.

Cadastral registration is 0.01–0.05% of the property’s market value.

Ownership tax

There is no real estate tax in Croatia but there is annual tax on holiday property for second homes. It ranges from €0.50 to €2.00 per square metre annually depending on the municipal district.

Additional taxes

Capital gains tax of 25% is charged upon sale during the first three years after purchase. Ownership exceeding three years is exempt.

Inheritance and gift tax is 5%.

Income tax is 12–40%.

Corporate tax is 20%.

Income, HRK Rates, %
Under 26,400 12
26,400–105,600 25
Over 105,600 40

Disclaimer: the information in the above article is for reference and may be subject to change over time. Persons interested in exact calculations should contact a certified tax specialist in this country before purchasing property.

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