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Maja Marcelic


Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko and partners
in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Ilica 1
10000 Zagreb
Languages Croatian, English


Maja Marcelić is a tax consultant. She advises clients from various industry sectors regarding the application of tax legislation in the area of value added tax, corporate profit tax, personal income tax, real estate transfer tax, the application of international agreements and transfer pricing.

She also provides valuable support to clients during tax inspections, administrative procedures and disputes. In her work she particularly focuses on tax due diligence questions.

Previous work experience / training

Maja Marcelić joined the CMS team as a tax consultant in 2012 after years of experience in the corporate sector and at tax authorities. She also spent four years at one of the “big four” audit companies working in the field of tax consultancy.

Lecturing activity

Maja Marcelić frequently prepares and holds workshops in the field of the application of tax legislation and tax practice in Croatia and the European Union.


Maja Marcelić frequently publishes articles in professional magazines and holds seminars in the field of taxation.

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  • Multilateral Instrument, November 2018, Lider magazine
  • Croatia Prepares for Application of Multilateral Instrument, December 2018, CEE Legal Matters
  • Intercompany Loans – legal and Tax Aspect, May 2019
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Lectures list

  • Seminars on legislative changes in the field of taxation
  • Seminar on posted workers
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  • 2004 – Faculty of Economy and Business, Zagreb
  • 2001 – Faculty of Law – Undergraduate Tax Studies, Zagreb 
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EU vs. Croa­tia – stim­u­lat­ing the eco­nomy through taxes: Are the loss mak­ing...
The tour­ism sec­tor suffered greatly, with most en­tre­pren­eurs that reg­u­larly made a profit be­fore the pan­dem­ic op­er­at­ing at a loss in the 2020 cir­cum­stances. Their in­come tax re­turns for 2020 will show...
MLI enters in­to force in Croa­tia
MLI or Mul­ti­lat­er­al In­stru­ment is the mul­ti­lat­er­al con­ven­tion that im­ple­ments tax treaty re­lated meas­ures to pre­vent base erosion and profit shift­ing. Croa­tia de­pos­ited its rat­i­fic­a­tion in­stru­ment on...
COV­ID-19: Croa­tia – Second set of tax meas­ures to help the eco­nomy
New meas­ures to help eco­nomy dur­ing the COV­ID-19 epi­dem­ic were in­tro­duced on 9 April 2020. A. Ex­emp­tion from pay­ment of tax li­ab­il­it­ies arising between 1 April and 20 June The ex­emp­tion primar­ily ap­plies...
Mar­ija Zrno and Maja Mar­celić in Lider Magazine
Mar­ija Zrno and Maja Mar­celić got pub­lished by the Lider Magazine on the top­ic of share­hold­ers loans with­in a group, tak­ing care of both leg­al and tax as­pects of share­hold­er loans fin­an­cing. Find out...
1. In your jur­is­dic­tion, what are the leg­al bases for elim­in­at­ing double tax­a­tion fur­ther to a trans­fer pri­cing re­as­sess­ment (European Ar­bit­ra­tion Con­ven­tion, mu­tu­al agree­ment pro­ced­ures provided for...
New Ac­count­ing Law, VAT Law and Real Es­tate Trans­fer Tax Law an­nounced
With the aim of har­mon­iz­a­tion with the Dir­ect­ive 2013/34/EU, Min­istry of Fin­ance has pub­lished draft of the new Ac­count­ing Law in May 2014. The draft Ac­count­ing Law in­tro­duces changes in the con­di­tions...
The Con­ven­tion on Mu­tu­al Ad­min­is­trat­ive As­sist­ance in Tax Mat­ters in force...
On 1 June 2014, the Con­ven­tion on Mu­tu­al Ad­min­is­trat­ive As­sist­ance in Tax Mat­ters, amended by the 2010 Pro­tocol (fur­ther: „Con­ven­tion“), entered in­to force in Croa­tia. The main goal of the Con­ven­tion...
EU-Funds: Ac­tu­al tenders for with­draw­al of non-re­fund­able grants
Cur­rently en­tre­pren­eurs may ap­ply for the non-re­fund­able grants from EU-Funds with­in open tenders in vari­ous sec­tors and for vari­ous pur­poses. Sig­ni­fic­ant num­ber of tenders re­late to en­ergy sec­tor and...
Amend­ments to Value Ad­ded Tax Act and Bylaw
Amend­ments of the Value Ad­ded Tax Act came in­to force on 19 Decem­ber 2013 (with an ex­cep­tion re­lat­ing to the in­crease of the re­duced VAT rate from 10% to 13%, which came in­to force on 1 Janu­ary 2014)...