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Sojourn tax/Navigation safety fee

SOJOURN TAX  FOR BOATERS

  • Under the new Sojourn Tax Act, the owner or user of the vessel (yachtsmen) shall pay the sojourn tax for themselves and for all persons staying overnight on that vessel in the flat rate amount if the vessel is
  • longer than 5 m with built-in bunks
  • The paid flat rate amount covers the stay on board along the entire Croatian coast.
  • Yachtsmen can pay the flat rate amount of sojourn tax for different time periods at the Harbor Master’s Office or its branch office
  • Yachtsmen paying the flat rate amount of sojourn tax for the first time shall be issued a vignette and  an invoice for a specific period of time; the second and every next time of payment only an invoice for the new period shall be issued.
  • The validity of vignette is unlimited for vessels of Croatian nationality or it is conditioned by a change of technical characteristics of vessels representing a prerequisite for payment of sojourn tax.
  • The vignette must be affixed to a visible place and the invoice proving the payment of sojourn tax must always be on board.
  • A charter company shall charge the sojourn tax to guests chartering a boat, in the port of departure, for the entire duration of the charter and for all persons on board.
  • The flat rate amount of sojourn tax is determined according to the length of vessel.
  • There is a table attached:
Period 5-9 m 9-12 m 12-15 m 15-20 m <20 m
up to 8 days 150 kn 200 kn 300 kn 400 kn 600 kn
up to 15 days 300 kn 350 kn 400 kn 500 kn 800 kn
up to 30 days 400 kn 500 kn 600 kn 700 kn 1.00 kn
up to 90 days 600 kn 650 kn 750 kn 850 kn 1.300 kn
up to 1 year 1.000 kn 1.100 kn 1.300 kn 1.500 kn 1.700 kn

 

NAVIGATION SAFETY FEE AND OTHER FEES AND CHARGES

  • After Croatia's accession to the EU, there has been some changes regarding fees.
  • Skippers are still required to pay the navigation safety fee, the aids to navigation fee, and the maritime chart fee, but actual vignettes will no longer be issued and will be replaced by fee receipts.
  • Fee calculations has been also changed after Croatia's accession to the EU, the amount of the navigation safety and pollution prevention fee will vary according to the vessel's length and engine power.
  • There is a table attached:
BOAT LENGHT (m) ADMINISTRATIVE FEE NAVIGATION SAFETY FEE CHART FEE LIGHT DUES
<2,5 40 kn 20*L+2*P 20 kn 10 kn/m
2,51 -11,99 40 kn 20*L+2*P 20 kn 10 kn/m
12,00 - 40,00 40 kn 20*L+2*P 20 kn 25 kn/m
40,01 - 40 kn 7.500 kn 20 kn 25 kn/m

 

  • L- boat lenght
  • P-Total engine power in kW
  • No fees are levied on vessel under 2.5 m in length and under 5 kW in engine power.

Example

Calculation of the chages for Navigation Safty fee and other fees and charge  for boat lenght  13,15 m and engine power  60 kW.

Administrative fee 40,00 kn
Navigation safetyfee(20*L+2*P)..20x13,15 m+ 2x60 kW 383,00 kn
Chart fee 20,00 kn
Light dues..(25 Kn x m) 25,00 Kn x 13,15 m 328,75 kn
Total: 771,75 kn

 

  • These fees should be added the amounth of the sojourn tax.