No Additional Taxation of Marinas, Concession Remains Unchanged

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Photo: Grgo Jelavic/PIXSELL

As reported by HrTurizam, the announcement that ancillary activities in marinas will be treated as sub-concessions raised a real storm among members of the HGK Marina Association, but after talks with representatives of the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure (MMPI) it was determined that there was a misunderstanding and that the concession fee remained unchanged and no additional taxation for Marinas will be done, reports the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.

“We remind you that in early September, members of the Association of Marinas of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce received a notification on the calculation of concession fees for concession holders who have concluded contracts on sub-concessions, informing them that all sub-concession activities will be additionally taxed. 

Therefore, the Association of Marina HGK at its last session, held as part of the Biograd Boat Show, hosted Nina Perko, Director of the Maritime Administration at MMPI, to warn the relevant institutions of the serious consequences for the entire nautical sector if such a method of calculating the concession or sub-concession fees. Representatives of the marinas pointed out that they are already paying a fixed and variable part in the name of the concession on the maritime domain.

“The fixed part is paid on the basis of the occupied area, and the variable part on the basis of income. All this is included in the total income, of which the marinas pay a certain percentage in the name of the variable part “, explained the president of the HGK Marina Association Sean Lisjak, adding that after talks with director Perko they found that the disputed letter was misinterpreted. in no way does it refer to ancillary activities such as catering, charter, and various services performed on the premises of marinas, but exclusively to those activities with which marinas have concluded Sub-Concession Agreements. 

In the end, it was concluded that the calculation of the concession fee for concession holders in relation to ancillary activities remains unchanged”, reads the statement of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.

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