Local taxes

The collection of 2022 local taxes and fees has already begun

Payments can be made in cash at the local tax department for your respective municipality, by bank transfer, at a virtual POS terminal, as well as at any of the Easy Pay offices.

According to Bulgarian law, local taxes such as property tax, vehicle tax, and bin collection fee can be paid in two installments. The first installment is due by the 30th of June and the second installment is due by the 31st of October.

Residents can take advantage of a 5% discount if they pay the full amount of the tax that is due by the 30th of April this year. Check with your local municipality for further details.

The payment of patent tax (also known as license tax) is done in four installments and is due on:

  • 31st of January for the first quarter
  • 30th of April for the second quarter
  • 31st of July for the third quarter
  • 31st of October for the final quarter.

Tax calculator for cars

Owners can find out what tax is due on their vehicle using the link below. Simply enter your city of residence, municipality, and the age of your vehicle. Finally, type in the power of your engine in kW and press “calculate”.

https://cartax.uslugi.io

Tip: if you cannot read in Bulgarian you can always use Google translate in Chrome.

Check with your local municipality office

Each municipality agrees on the amount of tax due in the year. It varies from one city to another and it gets published on the municipality website. The rate is applied to the property valuation as applicable for taxation purposes. Usually, such a valuation is lower than the market value. There are certain conditions that if met could reduce the rate of the property tax alone. If the property is registered as a main residence of the individual, the tax rate is reduced by 50%. If the property is owned by more than one individual at the same time, the amount of tax is split into equal parts between the owners.

Access your tax record online

Check and pay municipality taxes online. There are two ways to log in. The second option requires an electronic signature such as the widely recognised B-Trust. The more common way to access your online account is using a combination of your personal number (from the residence card) and a PIN number issued by your municipality. You can obtain one for free by visiting your local tax department.

Opt-in for receiving your annual tax letter directly to your email.

Examples of the online portal are below.

Veliko Tarnovo https://www.veliko-tarnovo.bg/

Gabrovo https://gabrovo.imeon.bg/

Ruse https://ruse.imeon.bg/

Varna https://mdt.varna.bg/