Sailing in Croatia: Update on Increase in Sojourn Tax for Cruisers

Sailing in Croatia: Update on Increase in Sojourn Tax for Cruisers

Substantially increased sojourn tax for boat owners in Croatia in 2018 has caused an international backlash.

By Samet Golgeci - 02/02/2018

In an article written by award winning journalist Nikolina Demark, a huge tax increase on cruisers is causing European cruising organisations to express outrage. She cites response by Austrian, German and Italian cruising organisations. Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/2nwdMvW

UK's Cruising Association has also filed a complaint in a meeting with the Croatian Ambassador to the UK. On the 22 January, the Director of the Croatian Tourist Board, Kristjan Stanicic, met journalists at the Düsseldorf Boat Show who questioned him about the tax. He said that boat owners would be able to pay the 2018 tax at the 2017 rate throughout the year, which is what the CA has been campaigning for, and can mean a saving of up to £1,000. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2E7oDag

This is the relevant rule's link published in the official gazette by the Government of the Republic of Croatia (in Croatian Language): http://bit.ly/2rWXAt7


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