Foreign pensions were excluded from income tax prior to March 2012 but now, anyone from the U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand etc., in receipt of pension wanting to live in Croatia can only do so as targets of extreme discrimination and material losses.
An article written 27 October by Croatian Journalist Jadranka Juresko-Kero of Vecernji List regarding Croatia’s new Income tax law (enforced March 2012) clearly shows that when the current government changed its approach to taxation of foreign pensions it paid no attention to ensuring equality and avoiding discrimination.
This is an alarming state of the affairs because it demonstrates that the Croatian government went about changing its taxation laws without due regard for equality among this category of taxpayers. The rush to collect as much taxes as possible, the rush to sort out its various legislation, as per EU monitoring requirements so that it may qualify for EU membership…
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