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VAT & Fiscal Services

Want to do a charter business in Croatia, without setting up your company in Croatia?

As per Croatian Law, you must have a Tax and Fiscal representative company located here in Croatia to represent your company in front of the Tax office and as well to handle your VAT obligations and submission.

If you are looking for guidance related to Tax and Fiscal representative please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Tax representation
  • Fiscal representation
  • VAT representation
  • VAT calculation
  • VAT submission
  • VAT refund

Non-EU & EU Charter Company


NON-EU and EU charter companies with commercially registered yachts may perform charter business in Croatia, thus commercial yachts must have proof of their VAT status in the EU.

NON-EU and EU companies are not obliged by law to appoint a local maritime agent or charter company for usage of the online E-crew system unless they are performing year-round charter business in Croatia, but it is recommended that they do so.

Charter companies, unless from Non-EU countries, are not obliged to appoint VAT representative in Croatia, but it is recommended to do so.
Commercial yachts which embarking their guests in another EU country do not need to obtain VAT and PIN numbers and do not need to be listed in E-crew.

Charter License


All NON-EU flagged commercial yachts must obtain charter license regardless if the yacht is embarking guests in EU or Non-EU country.  In case NON-Eu flagged commercial yachts do not possess a charter license, the commercial yacht may transit in Croatian territorial waters only between international ports, to and from shipyards, and only with the crew on board.  Charter license might be limited by a number of the license issued per year and when issued are valid for the calendar year.

Vat (Value Added Tax)


VAT for charter activities is calculated as follows:

  • 13% for the overnight stay
  • 25% for daily activity

How to Set Charter Business in Croatia

To set up a yacht for charter business in Croatia which will take approx. 2 to- 3 weeks  charter company must obtain the following requirements:
  • Obtain VAT and PIN numbers with the Croatian tax office (when embarking guests in Croatia or a non-EU country, in case of the guest are embarking outside the EU -EU charter companies cannot use their own VAT number for VAT payment in Croatia on a pro-rata basis)
  •  Obtain Yacht registration in “E-crew” (a central online database of the Croatian Ministry of Maritime Affairs).


Trau Management & Training Ltd is fully qualified to act as a VAT & Fiscal Representative in Croatia, as well as Maritime Agent.

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