Croatia to reduce the VAT rate on energy, sanitary goods, and food products

30 March 2022

From 1 April 2022, the Croatian tax authorities have confirmed that it will cut the VAT rate on certain goods and services including heating and food to combat record levels of inflation. 

See below for a list of these changes in full:

•    Heating - The VAT rate will be permanently cut from the standard rate of 25% to the reduced rate of 13%.
•    Gas – The VAT rate will be temporarily cut to 5% between April 2022 and March 2023. After this, it will return to the reduced rate of 13%.
•    Entrance prices for cultural, sports, and similar events – The VAT rate will be cut to 13%.
•    Food Stuff (including fruit, vegetables, eggs, fish, cooking oil, baby food, seeds, fertilisers, and meat) - The VAT rate will be cut to 5% from the reduced rate of 13%.

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