Real estate transfer charges

The real estate transactions in Bulgaria are subject to the following taxes and stamp duties:

  • Real estate transfer tax – the amount of the tax for 2020 for the acquisition of properties on the territory of the Municipality of Sofia is 3,0 %с;
  • Notary fees – based on progressive table, the maximum notary fee being BGN 6,000 (app. EUR 3,000) VAT exclusive;
  • Real estate registration stamp duty – 0,1%.

All of the above transfer taxes and stamp duties are levied on the higher between the tax evaluation of the real estate determined by respective municipality and the purchase price.





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