Other Taxes

Information on vehicle tax, dog tax and road tax, plus online tax payments, in Bulgaria...

Aside from taxes on property and income, there are other taxes to be aware of in your move to Bulgaria:

Vehicle tax

Vehicle tax (????? ???) is payable to the municipality where the car is registered. The annual vehicle tax is compulsory for all vehicles registered in Bulgaria and is paid at the local Taxes and Fees Office (?????? ?????? ? ?????). The amount due must be paid in one of the following ways:

  • Cash
  • Bank transfer (the bank account of the corresponding office and a code for the tax is necessary for the transfer)
  • Online using e-Pay (see below)

The amount of the vehicle tax varies, and depends on the type of vehicle, its age, engine size and the municipality where the vehicle is registered.

The tax must be paid in two equal instalments. The first instalment is paid between 1 March and 30 June and the second instalment is due by 30 October. If the tax is paid in full in the period from 1 March to 30 April, a discount of five percent is granted.

Road tax

The road tax is a vignette sticker (???????), which must be purchased for driving outside of urban areas. The sticker is placed on the windscreen and shows the period of time for which the tax has been paid.

Daily, weekly, monthly or annual vignette stickers are available at most petrol stations and post offices. The vignette can also be bought at Bulgarian borders when entering the country. Prices vary, depending on the type of vehicle, and are usually changed each year.

Dog owner tax

The tax for possessing a dog is paid by all dog owners at the local Taxes and Fees Office (?????? ?????? ? ?????) of the municipality where the owner resides.

When the tax is paid, the owner gets a receipt which must be presented at the Regional Veterinary Service office (?????????? ??????????? ??????) in order to register the dog.

  • Note: In order to encourage de-sexing of pets, neutered and spayed dogs are exempt from this tax.

Paying Taxes Online

Some local taxes can be paid online using the e-Pay system (in English).

Frequently used codes for local taxes that may be needed when paying online are:

  • Property tax – 442100
  • Council tax – 442400
  • Vehicle tax – 442300