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Taxes – Bulgaria

Updated : 22/05/2014

Income taxes abroad

What's your situation?

I'm an employee

Which income will be taxed in Bulgaria?

  • Live in Bulgaria (min. 6 months in the tax year)? You must pay tax on your worldwide income there.

  • Lived in Bulgaria but less than 6 months in the tax year? You are not considered tax resident and pay tax only on income earned in Bulgaria.

  • Income from other EU countries? Check you never pay tax twice on the same income.

How much will you pay?

What's left of your gross income in Bulgaria after deduction of taxes and social security contributions?

Online tax calculator – Bulgaria

Tax rate

In Bulgaria, you pay income tax at an annual flat rate of 10% (on your taxable income, less compulsory contributions and any tax relief you qualify for).

You may be entitled to a tax-free allowance which varies depending on your personal circumstances.

When and how do you pay?

Tax on your income from employment is assessed in advance by your employer during the year, both monthly and yearly.

If you have only 1 employer and receive only employment income, you do not have to file an annual tax return.

How to appeal/complain

If you disagree with your tax assessment, you can appeal to the tax office. Read your tax assessment letter carefully to find out exactly which department you should send your appeal to and which procedures you need to follow.


Bulgarian government – income tax info

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