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Tax expenditures in Croatia


  • Vjekoslav Bratic

    (Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb)

  • Ivica Urban

    (Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb)


The tax system of the Republic of Croatia contains a large number of very diverse kinds of tax expenditures whose the declared aim is to achieve certain social and economic objectives. This paper considers all the items that constitute tax expenditures in Croatia, within the systems of the personal income tax, corporate income tax, and real estate transfer tax and value added tax. The objective of the article is to determine the real level of tax expenditures per form of tax in the 2001-2004 period. We hypothesised that the tax expenditures in the analysed forms of tax are both high and growing, which was ultimately borne out, for almost all the analysed items in the tax forms considered are growing.

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  • Vjekoslav Bratic & Ivica Urban, 2006. "Tax expenditures in Croatia," Financial Theory and Practice, Institute of Public Finance, vol. 30(2), pages 129-195.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipf:finteo:v:30:y:2006:i:2:p:129-195

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    1. Vjekoslav Bratic, 2012. "(In)efficiency of corporate income tax expenditures on underdeveloped areas of special tax treatment in Croatia," Financial Theory and Practice, Institute of Public Finance, vol. 36(4), pages 373-394.

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    tax expenditures; personal income tax; corporate income tax; real estate transfer tax and value added tax.;

    JEL classification:

    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy


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