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Taxation of Holding Companies in Bulgaria

Updated on Monday 16th July 2018

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Taxation of Holding Companies in Bulgaria.jpgHolding companies in Bulgaria are subject to the same corporate tax regime and can benefit from the provisions of the double tax agreements signed with numerous country worldwide. Foreign investors who decide for opening a holding company in Bulgaria can benefit from the direct management of other enterprises they finance as long as they are legal entities. Knowing the tax regime for holding companies in Bulgaria will help entrepreneurs decide what’s best for their investments in this country. Our company formation specialists in Bulgaria are at your disposal with assistance and information about how you can open a company in Bulgaria.
 

What is a holding company in Bulgaria?

 
According to the Bulgarian Commercial Code, a holding company can be an LLC, joint stock company, or partnership which can manage other companies. As a particularity of a holding company in Bulgaria, this structure needs to invest at least 25% in another company, in order to have rights of administration among many others. 
 

What can I do with a holding company in Bulgaria?

 
If you decide on a holding company as a foreign investor in Bulgaria, you will be subject to varied entitlements and benefits like:
 
  • making investments in interests and bonds of local or foreign companies;
  • placing the investments in order to administrate a company;
  • funding companies in which you hold an interest by their credit;
  • you can administrate the patents if you have an interest as a holding company;
  • you can benefit from the same tax regime as for any company in Bulgaria, including the DTT provisions.
 

The corporate tax for holding companies in Bulgaria

 
The corporate tax rate in Bulgaria is set at 10% and it is applicable for holding companies in this country. Also, the dividends are subject to a withholding tax of 5%, but it may vary, depending on the double tax treaties and their provisions. The interests are levied with a 10% withholding tax rate, but deductions can be applied as in the case of taxation of dividends.
 
We invite you to contact and solicit information about the taxation of withholding companies in Bulgaria from our local team of company incorporation consultants in Bulgaria. We are at your disposal for company formation services in Bulgaria.
 
 

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