For the income acquired from his activity in Bulgaria, the self-insured person is obliged to issue a reporting document.
A self-employed person, who has acquired income from his activity and has declared to the payer of the income the circumstance that he is self-insured, owes in advance a tax on the difference between the taxable income and the legally recognized expenses for his activity, as well as the social security contributions, which he is obliged to make at his own expense for the months of the quarter during which the taxable income has been acquired.
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These are the general rules for the Vat taxation of intra-EU services in accordance to the Bulgarian Value Added Tax Act (VATA).
The intra-EU goods supplies are subject to special rules. Here is the VAT taxation procedure for some of the most common intra-EU services provided:
General intra-EU supply taxation rules
The general rules for this type of supplies are listed in Chapter 5 Taxation of intra-community supplies of VATA (articles 51 to 53). Continue reading “VAT on intra-EU services”
Advance payments are a key component of the Value Added Tax Act (VATA) in Bulgaria, due to the fact that they have a direct relation to the VAT charging obligation and with the tax credit deduction rights. Here is a short overview of the types of advance payments and their relationship with invoice issuance as well as the rights for tax deduction for advance payments and the deposits made as such payments: Continue reading “Advance payments in accordance with VATA”
Responsibility for charging VAT
Any person registered under the Bulgarian Value Added Tax Act (VATA) is obliged to charge value added tax and issue a tax document, such as an invoice, protocol or notice with the VAT amount indicated on a separate line. The document needs to be added to the purchase ledger for the relevant period in the VAT declaration issued in accordance to Art. 86 of VATA. If a document is not issued in the required period, the VAT is due for the period when the tax becomes chargeable. Continue reading “VAT charging and tax rates”
There are different ways for determining the place of supply of goods in accordance with the Bulgarian Value Added Tax Act (VATA). This is detrimental for the type of VAT taxation regime of each supply to Bulgaria. The basic principle for VAT taxation for each supply is that it is in accordance to the local laws on the territory of the supply.
Art. 6 (2) of VATA stipulates that when the goods are not shipped or forwarded but rather their ownership is passed by handing them over – the place of supply is where they are handed over to the buyer. Continue reading “Supply of goods – types of places in accordance with Bulgarian VAT regulations”
A shelf company (also called “ready made company”) is a denotation for a company which is registered in the Commercial Register in Bulgaria and has never conducted business activity. This kind of companies do not have any obligations, assets or liabilities.
Should I buy a shelf company?
It is a smart decision if you are applying for a project and there is a requirement the company to be registered at least 6 month ago – quite common in applying for EU grants/funding.
Ready made companies with a VAT registration Continue reading “Advantages of a shelf company”