Bulgaria’s National Revenue Agency said on July 22 that it has launched a new service that would allow the payment of taxes owed for real estate and motor vehicles to be done entirely online. The service is currently limited to taxpayers in the Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna and Veliko Turnovo municipalities.
The new service builds up on the online registry launched in May, which allows taxpayers to check the amount of local taxes owed in their municipality of residence using only a free personal identification code (to get one, taxpayers still have to visit an office of the revenue agency).
Other municipalities that have signed up to the registry will be added, over the next several months, to the online payment service, the revenue agency said.
In another move meant to reduce red tape, the Government approved on July 22 a bill of amendments to the Accounting Act, which implements provisions from several EU directives meant to reduce the administrative burden on companies. The bill focuses primarily on small enterprises and companies operating in mining industries, which will see the biggest changes, the government’s media service said in a statement.
The amendments will clarify and introduce simpler rules regarding the accounting operations of Bulgarian firms, as well as to fight false accounting more efficiently, the statement said.