The Croatian Tourist Card is a project of the Croatian Government and the Ministry of Tourism which is aimed at encouraging spending in the hospitality and tourism sector.
Namely, employer can pay to the employee a tax-free amount up to HRK 2,500 per annum via the special Croatian Tourist Card for payments which include catering, tourist and other services that will be consumed by an employee during vacation in Croatia. With Croatian Tourist Card payments can be made via POS devices for the following services:
  • catering facilities (consumption of food and beverages in restaurants, cafes, etc.),
  • accommodation facilities (hotels, camps, private renters, etc.),
  • travel agencies and tour operators services (travel, package arrangements, etc.)
  • boat rental (charter).
Employees shall obtain Croatian Tourist Card and open a special bank account which will be then submitted to their employer. Currently, Croatian Tourist Card is issued by Hrvatska poštanska banka only. After the card is issued and bank account is established, the employer can pay to the employee an amount of up to HRK 2,500 tax-free.