Factsheet for case HR-2020-12/322 – Updated – measures in Croatia
|Country||Croatia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 19 March 2020 – 31 December 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Deferral of payments or liabilities
|Author||Predrag Bejalovic (IJF) and Eurofound|
|Case created||06 April 2020 (updated 06 October 2020)|
The tourist (membership) fee for Tourist board in Croatia is a fixed amount that pay those who rent apartments or rooms (usually 200 Euro annually per legal or natural entity, according to the number of beds, and it depends from one municipality to another).
According to the new Tourist Board Membership Act, which came into force on January 1, 2020, private renters are obliged to calculate and report the membership fee of the Tourist Board until January 15. In 2020, the deadline was extended until the end of February given the short time adjustments to new regulations. Ordinance on the annual lump sum of membership fee for persons providing catering services in the household and on the family farm stipulates payment of fee to the tourist board was published on 5 February.
The Law on Amendments to the Tourist Act (OG 32/20) adopted in March empowered the Minister of Tourism to prescribe, by ordinance, a deferral or exemption from payment of a tourist membership fee in special circumstances.
The Ordinance on the postponement of or exemption from payment of a tourist fee (OG 36/20) stipulates that persons providing catering services in the household and on the family farms are exempt from paying a half of the annual lump sum of the tourist fee in accordance with a special regulation governing the catering industry for 2020. In addition, they are also exempted from paying in full the annual lump sum of tourist tax for extra beds for 2020.
The number of possible applicants is not yet known. It is quite positive that during the delay or exemption from payment of the tourist tax, the competent inspectors shall not make charges for initiating misdemeanor proceedings or issuing misdemeanor orders, nor charge at the place of committing the offense for taxpayers.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Due to the nature of the measure, there was no involvement of the social partners.
As mentioned, due to the nature of the measure, there was no involvement of the social partners. However, social partners always support the measures that is helpful to citizens and small business to overcome the consequences of pandemic.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities||I55 Accommodation|
|I56 Food and beverage service activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Postponement of and exemption from payment of tourist membership fee for economic entities and private renters , case HR-2020-12/322 (measures in Croatia), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.