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Bulgaria to increase VAT registration thresholds to BGN 100,000 – 2023

Doubling of annual threshold for VAT compliance from 1 January 2023

The Bulgarian parliament has agreed to double the annual VAT registration threshold from 1 January 2023. It will rise from the current BGN 50,000 (approx. €25,600) to BGN 100,000 (approx. €51,300).

They estimate that 200 000 companies in Bulgaria would be exempted from mandatory VAT registration. Depending on how many companies choose to de-register, the state coffers will lose between 85 million and 130 million leva, they said.

The government has also indicated that it wishes to further raise the threshold in January 2024 to BGN 166,000 (approx. €85,000).

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2022 EU VAT registration and Intrastat reporting threshold

Country VAT Registration threshold Intrastat threshold
Resident Non-resident Arrivals Dispatches
EU One-Stop Shop €10,000 €10,000 EU sellers only n/a n/a
Austria €35,000 Nil €750,000 €750,000
Belgium €25,000 Nil €1,500,000 €1,000,000
Bulgaria BGN 50,000 Nil BGN 520,000 BGN 780,000
Croatia HRK 300,000 Nil HRK 2.6m HRK 1.5m
Cyprus €15,600 Nil €180,000 €55,000
Czech Republic CZK 1m Nil CZK 12m CZK 12m
Denmark DKK 50,000 Nil DKK 13m DKK 10m
Estonia €40,000 Nil €230,000 €130,000
Finland €15,000 Nil €700,000 €700,000
France Goods €85,800 Services €34,400 Nil €460,000 €460,000
German €22,000 Nil €800,000 €500,000
Greece Nil Nil €150,000 €90,000
Hungary  HUF 12m Nil HUF 170m HUF 100m
Ireland Goods €75,000 Services €37,500 Nil €500,000 €635,000
Italy €65,000 Nil €350,000 €200,000
Latvia €40,000 Nil €220,000 €120,000
Lithuania €45,000 Nil €280,000 €200,000
Luxembourg €35,000 Nil €200,000 €150,000
Malta Goods €35,000 Other €30,000 Nil €700 €700
Netherlands €20,000 Nil €5,000,000 €1,000,000
Poland PLN 207,000 Nil PLN 4m PLN 2m
Portugal Nil Nil €350,000 €250,000
Romania RON 445,500 Nil RON 900k RON 900k
Slovakia €49,790 Nil €200,000 €400,000
Slovenia €50,000 Nil €120,000 €200,000
Spain Nil Nil €400,000 €400,000
Sweden  SEK 30,000 Nil SEK 9m SEK 4.5m
Non-EU
Montenegro €30,000 n/a n/a
Norway NOK 50,000 Nil n/a n/a
Russia RUB 8m (on application) Nil n/a n/a
Switzerland CHF 100,000 CHF 100,000 global income n/a n/a
Turkey Nil Nil n/a n/a
UK (Northern Ireland - EU Intrastat only) £85,000 Nil £500,000 £250,000

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