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Marko Starčević

Senior Manager Tax

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

Marko Starčević serves clients from various sectors. He provides advice in various tax areas, covering corporate profit tax, VAT and personal income tax aspects. He assists clients with the tax implications of their day-to-day business but also within restructurings, transactions and disputes. Marko Starčević performed many tax reviews and due diligence projects for large and small companies. In addition, he prepared several transfer pricing studies, managed various tax dispute and tax compliance projects. He specialises in VAT matters.
Marko Starčević majored in Business and management at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. He is a certified Croatian tax adviser and holds the qualification for the UK certified accountant from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He started in tax practice in one of the big four companies, where, over 13 years he gathered vast experience in domestic and international tax issues. Marko Starčević joined CMS in 2017.

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  • Ongoing – continuous professional education
    - Training organized by the Croatian Chamber of Tax Adviser
    - Transfer pricing and International taxation courses
    - Principles of transfer pricing – International Tax Academy IBFD Amsterdam
    - Avoidance of double taxation – IBFD Amsterdam
    - Various courses on EU VAT, customs and VAT related functions of ERP systems
  • 2009 – ACCA 
  • 2003 – Mag. oec., Economics and Business, University of Zagreb
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Croatia – recent changes to tax legislation
Reduced VAT on heatingBased on a temporary measure from 2022, supplies of natural gas, district heating, firewood, pellets, briquettes and wood chips are subject to a VAT rate of 5% instead of 13%.This...
When to deduct input VAT if the supplier applies the cash accounting scheme...
Unlike the standard method of accounting for VAT, in which a supplier has to pay the authorities VAT regardless of whether the customer has paid the invoice, the cash accounting scheme allows VAT to be...
October 2022 tax legislation amendments
Aiming to further relieve the impact of the inflation on citizens’ wellbeing, Croatia introduced certain tax cuts that came into effect on 1 October 2022. An increase in tax-free payments to employees...
Lower VAT rates on selected goods and services from 1 April 2022
Recent energy price hikes have triggered price increases in many sectors including consumer goods. In order to cushion these price hikes, VAT rates have been lowered on certain goods and services. Instead...
New tax reform in Croatian – an overview and practical comments
The webinar is organized by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce - Zagreb Chamber, Koprivnica County Chamber, Varaždin County Chamber and the law firm Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko and partners in cooperation...
Relief from VAT payment and deferral of reporting deadlines in Croatia
Relief from VAT payments Croatian VAT payers (including foreign entities registered for VAT in Croatia) are relieved from paying VAT on all imports until 20 September 2020. By applying the so-called...
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...
COVID-19: Croatia – Tax measures and aid for protection of workplaces
On 19 March 2020, the Croatian parliament has through an urgent procedure adopted package of 63 measures aimed to preserve jobs an maintain the ability of employers to pay out salaries. The package contains...
Croatia adjusts VAT, personal and other taxes for 2020
The Croatian parliament has passed a set of changes to the nation's Value Added Tax (VAT) rules as well as to rates for corporate and personal taxes for the coming year. The new tax regime raises the...
Taxation of transfers of profit from a branch office to head office abroad
Based on a very recent, arguably controversial, official opinion of the Croatian Tax Authority, any profit transferred to the head office will be, for tax purposes, treated as a transfer of dividend outside...