Bulgaria

Turnover threshold

70,000 BGN

Standard VAT rate

20%

Measurement period

rolling 12 month period

VAT in Bulgaria guide

Bulgarian VAT for digital service providers

In case of digital services, telecom services or broadcasting services supplied in a B2B context, the place of supply is the place where the recipient is established. No Bulgarian VAT should be charged, and reverse charge applies unless supplier and customer are established in Bulgaria. In case of digital services, telecom services or broadcasting services supplied in a B2C context we refer to the section on the Mini One-Stop Shop below for more information.

Mini One-Stop Shop

The optional simplification measure called the “Mini One-Stop Shop” (MOSS) with respect to digital services, telecommunication services and broadcasting services supplied in a B2C context. The supply of these services is generally considered as taking place in the Member State of the customer, not the Member State of the supplier.The MOSS scheme allows all taxable persons supplying digital services, telecommunication services or broadcasting services to nontaxable persons in EU Member States in which they do not have an establishment, to account for the VAT due on those supplies via a web portal in the Member State in which they are identified. The MOSS allows qualifying taxable persons to avoid registering in each Member State of consumption. The MOSS simplification is available both for taxable persons established in the EU and outside the EU. The MOSS generally mirrored the scheme that was in place for non-EU established suppliers of electronically supplied digital services, telecommunication services or broadcasting services supplied to final consumers. Persons already registered under the pre-existing scheme for electronically supplied digital services, telecommunication services or broadcasting services, should retain their existing individual VAT identification numbers for the purposes of the MOSS.

VAT rates

The term “taxable supplies” refers to supplies of goods and services that are subject to VAT. The following are the applicable VAT rates in Bulgaria.

  • Standard rate: 20%
  • Reduced rate: 9% for hotel accommodation
  • Zero rate (0%)

No VAT is chargeable on zero-rated supplies but the taxable person may deduct the related input tax .

Late – registration penalties

The penalty for non-registration ranges from BGN500 to BGN5,000. An additional penalty equal to the amount of VAT that should have been charged may be imposed. A penalty ranging from BGN500 to BGN5,000 may be assessed for failure to deregister on time.