Running your business
Corporate profit tax
Dividends (witholding tax)
Personal income tax
Social security tax
9% paid by employee 30.98% paid by employer
Real estate tax
Other favourable tax conditions available to foreign companies
Free Economic Zones
Investment project incentive
Entities involved in an investment project are able to reduce their taxable profits by up to 50% of the actually incurred acquisition costs of long-term assets meeting certain requirements.
Expenses incurred for R&D purposes can be deducted three times in the tax period when they are incurred.
Advanced Pricing Agreements (APAs) and Binding Rulings
available as from 1 January 2012
To give you an idea of your potential savings, here are few major cost brackets for your general overhead:
Monthly rental of office space (EUR m2)
Monthly rental of warehouse space (EUR m2)
Utility Costs (EUR, excl. VAT)
* Eurostat, 2016 H2. Price for industrial consumers (price includes distribution costs)
** Source: Eurostat, 2016 H2. Price for industrial consumers.
*** Average tariff of 3 largest cities for industrial consumers, 2017
****Average tariff of 3 largest cities, 2017