Tax, consulting and audit - Bulgaria


Personal income tax

Bulgaria has a 10 % flat-rate tax system. Pensions and other social security payments are exempt from taxation. The net income of sole proprietors is taxed separately by way of a 15 % final flat tax. Family members are taxed separately.

Corporate taxation

Corporate tax in Bulgaria in 2014 is fixed at 10 %


The standard rate of VAT is 20 % and the reduced rate (ie. hotel accomodation) is 9 %.

Taxation of Employee
An employer is obligated to deduct tax at source from an employee and to make additional contributions to social security. 

Bulgaria Social Security
As regards to salaried employees, the social security rates are:
        Employer 17.8%-18.5%.
        Employee 12.9%.  

Other deductions
Tax must be deducted at source from the following payments to non-residents on the basis of the following:

  • - Dividend - The standard deduction is 5% (0% from dividend paid to EU/EEA companies).
  • - Interest - the standard rate of tax deducted at source - 10%.
  • - Royalties - the standard rate of tax deducted at source - 10%

Social contributions

Contributions are due for the public social insurance funds, covering pension rights (17.8 %), general sickness and maternity (3.5 %), health (8 %), and unemployment (1 %). The share paid by the employer and employee is 60:40.
The base is the gross employee's income subject to a monthly minimum and a ceiling set in the legislation.

Corporate and personal income tax rates, VAT in Bulgaria

Country Corporate Income tax Personal income tax VAT
Bulgaria 10% 10% 20%


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