Croatia and the EU-Membership 2013

We have successfully helped many Yacht-Owners to win the once-in-a-lifetime 5% VAT model in Croatia:

http://www.superyachtnews.com/pressreleases/19842/theyachtattorney-croatia-yacht-importation-vat.html

Croatia's EU accession in 2013 forced yacht owners to action

Thousands of boats up to the superyacht lie with EU or offshore flag or registration not VAT taxed in Croatia as a guest boats. On 1 July 2013 Croatia is entering the EU.

Croatian Government has made a special offer for registartion and taxation of Non-Croatian yachts in Croatia betwwen 01.01. and 31.05.2013

>> Information for yacht owners

If a yacht already is EU-taxed - eg with German registration and flag - no Croatian VAT will be payable in July 2013. Regardless a boat, that was more than 3 years in Croatia and therefore outside of the EU, lost its Community tax character and is no longer considered for a duty and tax-free return to EU. Thus, upon returning to the EU import duties (calculated on the current value) are due.

After July, 1st 2013, the regulations will be again:

In Croatia, the temporary import and use of boats is allowed for a period of 18 months and duty free. In exceptional cases where the marina is registered as a customs warehouse of type E, the period is extended to 24 months. Beyond this time frame, there will be a fictive import adopted by customs regulations by the result of the compulsory taxation:

Owner will be taxed by 25% VAT tax in July 2013 and would have to pay as well an additional customs duty of 8% for a yacht that was not previously placed on the EU market (building outside the EU).

But we can offer creative flat tax solutions even after July 1st 2013!

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