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VAT in Turkey is 18%, in Croatia it is 25% and Greece 24%, but certain Greek Islands have a lower rate of 17% for Category 1 goods. Your move to Croatia would appear to be not the best choice; depending on the island Greece might be a more favourable destination. You might be better to stay put!
I do hope that I have been able to shed some light on your conudrum.
Here is the data from Accordance regarding the phasing out of advantegous VAT rates which go by 2017 anyway:
'Currently, the islands of Samos, Chios, the Dodecanese, the Cyclades and the Aegean Islands Thassos, Samothrace, Sporades and Skyros enjoy a 30% reduction in these rates – 16%, 9% and 5% respectively.
However, starting 1 October 2015, the 30% reduced island rates will be gradually phased out, with full removal effective by 1 January 2017. The move comes as further austerity measures are put into action. In July the government also widened the scope of the standard VAT rate leading to price increases on many goods and services in Greece'
You have to pay VAT in the country in which the services are provided and where the organisation is registered. VAT can only be levied in one country for the same service.
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Thang you for your support.
I am sorry but a telephone call is not practical as I am answering your question from a time zone 6 hours ahead of the UK. You can still follow up on this thread if you have further queries.
Registration Threshold for distance selling is HRK270 [about 36K Euros]. VAT rate is at 25%.
I can find no guidance regarding the '12 month contact' set out in your follow up question.