Investment support

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Investment support

One-Stop Service for the Entire Investment Process

Through its one-stop service, Invest Stara Zagora provides customized investor supports from pre-investment consultation, and investment execution, to post - investment process.

Pre-investment consultation
Provision of information on investment environment
Consultation on investment procedures / requirements, finding investment partner
Consultation for investors
Consultation on incentives, laws, employment, land acquisition, etc. On site visits (at home and abroad)
Administrative support
Investment notification / arrival
Arrival organization, accommodation and visit programme
Shortened adminitrative procedure
Cut the waiting period with up to one-third
Post-investment service
Consultation on residential environment
Support for issues related visas, banking, medical care, and education
After care support
Improvement of investment environment

Investment support

Tax incentives

Vat exempt for import of equipment for investment projects implemented within a period of two years

10% corporate tax (flat rate)

10% personal income tax rate

5% withholding tax on dividents and liquidation quotas (0% for EU tax residents)

Possibility for R&D expenditure write-off

No restrictions concerning capital repatriation

Accelerated depreciation of 2 years for computers and new manufacturing equipment

Local tax and fees:

property tax: 0.145% of the tax base of the property, the property tax on industrial buildings is calculated on the higher between book value and the tax base

waste fee 3.5% of the tax base /reported value/ of the property

transport vehicle tax - the municipal council determines the amount of tax due for each type of transport vehicle

Investment incentives

INCENTIVE MEASURE PRIORITY CLASS CLASS A CLASS B Investment projects of municipal importance
  50 million EUR (investment amount) 1-5 million EUR (investment amount) 500 thousand-2.5 million EUR (investment amount) 1 million EUR
  50-150 (new jobs) 25-150 (new jobs) 10-100 (new jobs)  

Shorthened administrative procedure

No tenders no competion

Financial support for vocational training

Reimbursement of social security costs

Individial services

Financing the construction of thechical infrastructure

Public-private partnerships

No taxes when changing land status

Acquisition of land at lower prices

Subsidies for research and development