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Economy and Banking Sector of Croatia

Double Taxation Agreements

Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) is an agreement between two or more countries for the avoidance of double taxation.

DTAs of Croatia: 54 Signed Agreements

Croatia signed DTAs which already came info force with the following jurisdictions (for agreements which came into force after 1 January 2013 the date of coming into force is given in brackets):

 Albania
 Armenia
 Austria
 Azerbaijan (Mar 2013)
 Belarus
 Belgium
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Bulgaria
 Canada
 Chile
 China
 Czech Republic
 Denmark
 Estonia
 Finland
 France
 Georgia (Dec 2013)
 Germany
 Greece
 Hungary
 Iceland
 Indonesia
 Iran, Islamic Republic of
 Ireland
 Israel
 Italy
 Jordan
 Korea, Republic of
 Kuwait
 Latvia
 Lithuania
 Macedonia
 Malaysia
 Malta
 Mauritius
 Moldova, Republic of
 Montenegro
 Morocco
 Netherlands
 Norway
 Poland
 Qatar
 Romania
 Russian Federation
 Serbia
 Slovakia
 Slovenia
 South Africa
 Spain
 Sweden
 Switzerland
 Turkey
 Ukraine
 United Kingdom

Information Exchange

There are 3 ways for jusrisdictions to exchange information on tax matters:

  • spontaneously;
  • on request;
  • automatically.

Spontaneous exchange of information is provision of information that is forseeably relevant to another party without a request being previously sent.

Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs) enable exchange of information on request relating to a specific tax investigation, either criminal or civil.

Automatic information exchange allows jurisdictions to exchange information automatically, without having a specific tax investigation.

Automatic Exchange: Starts in September 2017

Croatia signed the automatic information exchange agreement on 29 October 2014 and committed to start the automatic information exchange in September 2017.

Automatic Excnange: 54 Bilateral Agreements to Receive Information

Croatia has signed bilateral agreements with 54 jurisdictions to automatically receive information:

 Andorra
 Argentina
 Australia
 Austria
 Belgium
 Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba
 Bulgaria
 China
 Colombia
 Cyprus
 Czech Republic
 Denmark
 Estonia
 Faroe Islands
 Finland
 France
 Germany
 Gibraltar
 Greece
 Greenland
 Guernsey
 Hungary
 Iceland
 India
 Ireland
 Isle of Man
 Italy
 Japan
 Jersey
 Korea, Republic of
 Latvia
 Liechtenstein
 Lithuania
 Luxembourg
 Malaysia
 Malta
 Mauritius
 Mexico
 Monaco
 Netherlands
 New Zealand
 Norway
 Poland
 Portugal
 Romania
 San Marino
 Seychelles
 Slovakia
 Slovenia
 South Africa
 Spain
 Sweden
 Switzerland
 United Kingdom

Automatic Excnange: 65 Bilateral Agreements to Send Information

Croatia has signed bilateral agreements with 65 jurisdictions to automatically send information:

 Andorra
 Anguilla
 Argentina
 Australia
 Austria
 Belgium
 Belize
 Bermuda
 Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba
 British Virgin Islands
 Bulgaria
 Cayman Islands
 China
 Colombia
 Costa Rica
 Cyprus
 Czech Republic
 Denmark
 Estonia
 Faroe Islands
 Finland
 France
 Germany
 Gibraltar
 Greece
 Greenland
 Guernsey
 Hungary
 Iceland
 India
 Indonesia
 Ireland
 Isle of Man
 Italy
 Japan
 Jersey
 Korea, Republic of
 Latvia
 Liechtenstein
 Lithuania
 Luxembourg
 Malaysia
 Malta
 Mauritius
 Mexico
 Monaco
 Montserrat
 Netherlands
 New Zealand
 Norway
 Poland
 Portugal
 Romania
 Saint Lucia
 Samoa
 San Marino
 Seychelles
 Slovakia
 Slovenia
 South Africa
 Spain
 Sweden
 Switzerland
 Turks and Caicos Islands
 United Kingdom

Further Information

FATCA

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) which became law in the United States in March 2010, focuses on reporting made by foreign financial institutions about financial accounts held by US taxpayers or foreign entities in which US taxpayers hold a substantial ownership interest. The FATCA-reporting is facilitated by Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs).

FATCA Status in Croatia
IGA in effect since 20 March 2015, Model 1

Croatia has FATCA agreement with the U.S. in effect since 20 March 2015 (Intergovernmental Agreement Model 1). Financial institutions operating in Croatia are required to identify U.S. taxpayers by January 1, 2017 and to report the information for 2017 and the subsequent years. The agreement is reciprocal: Croatian financial accounts hold in U.S. financial institutions will be reported to Croatian authorities.

Further Information