Withholding tax rate for dividends:

Bulgaria: 5% Withholding tax rate for dividends

Tax rate income of non-residents:

Bulgaria: 10% Tax rate for the income of non-residents

Accounting Services

Accounting Bulgaria


ACC offers a full range of accountancy services with an emphasis on payroll, tax consulting and annual and periodic financial statements.

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Payroll Accounting

Payroll Bulgaria
At the Accounting Competence Center in Bulgaria, we view our work as more than just a job to complete. It's an entire way of doing business.

Payroll in Bulgaria - quickly, professionally and efficiently.

Taxes in Bulgaria

Tax planning and Tax optimization

ACC Tax Specialists bring combined experience and expertise to client assignments - we are creative, driven, diligent and enjoy solid reputations with Bulgarian government representatives based on a long history of mutual respect. These relationships, combined with extensive tax optimizartion experience allow for a unique approach to tax consulting.

GENERIC TAX NAME Withholding tax on dividends and income of foreign persons
Tax name in BG Данък в/у дивидентите и доходите на чуждестранни лица
Tax name in English Withholding tax on dividends and income of foreign persons
Tax in force since 1998/01/01
Legal base Promulgated in issue 105 of the State Gazette of 22 December 2006 and effective as from 1 January 2007and 110 of the State Gazete of 21 December 2007 and effective as from 1 January 2008.
Type of tax
DIRECT TAXES
Personal income tax
Corporate income tax
Other
INDIRECT TAXES
VAT
Excise duty
Other
SOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTION

Who Sets
the tax rate the tax base Reliefs
Central authority
Regional authority
Local authority
Social security
 
Central authority
Regional authority
Local authority
Social security
Central authority
Regional authority
Local authority
Social security

Region of application
Republic of Bulgaria

Taxpayer
Any resident or non-resident legal person, including any public-financed enterprise, as well as to any resident or non-resident association which is not a legal person (unincorporated association).

Tax object
1. Any dividends and any portion of the residual distribution of company assets upon winding-up, as distributed by any resident legal person or unincorporated association in favour of any resident natural person, any resident legal person which is not a merchant (including any municipality), or any non-resident person, shall attract a final tax withheld at source.

2.The gross amount of income derived from:
-any interest, inter alia any interest included in payments arising from a financial lease;
-any copyright and licence royalties;
-any technical assistance fees;
-any income derived from use of movable or immovable property, and any payments arising from an operating lease, franchising agreement or factoring contract which have their source inside the Republic of Bulgaria;
-any compensations under management contracts;
-any remuneration received in the capacity of member of a management body or a supervisory body of a Bulgarian legal person

Tax due date
The payers of final taxes withheld at source shall be obligated to withhold the taxes due and to remit the declared taxes to the state budget on or before the last day of the month next succeeding the quarter of the charge. If there is tax treaty between Republic of Bulgaria and the foreign country the tax is paid quarterly and the tax return is submitted quarterly, if there is no tax treaty between the two countries the tax has to be paid monthly before the last day of the month next succeeding of the month of the charge.

Deductions - allowances - tax credits - exemptions
No tax shall be withheld at source on any income accruing from transactions in shares in public companies, marketable rights attaching to shares in public companies and units of collected investment schemes transacted on a regulated Bulgarian securities market.

Tax collector
The tax due shall be credited to the territorial directorate of the National Revenue Agency at the place of registration.

Economic function
Capital income: corporations
Capital income: income of self-employed

Tax revenue
 
Withholding tax on dividends and income of foreign persons


This file was last updated on 2008/08/14.