As of January 1st 2017, Bulgaria's taxi drivers and companies will be paying a patent tax of between BGN 300 and BGN 1,000 a year per car.
The exact amount of the patent tax is to be fixed by each municipality.
In Sofia, for example, the patent tax is 850 a year per cab. This is the first increase of the patent tax for Sofia's cabs since 2007, when it was set at BGN 635 a year.
The new tax will cost the cab drivers in Sofia BGN 1.20 a day if they share a car, or 2.40 a day, if they drive alone.