Real estate in Slovenia as a business activity – novelties

Real estate in Slovenia as a business activity – novelties

Are you considering buying property in Slovenia? Most foreign entrepreneurs cannot buy property as natural persons and hence have to start a business in Slovenia to in order to buy and rent out real estate. This year the Strategical Council for Debureaucratization has proposed new taxation when it comes to real estate in Slovenia. If accepted, we can expect lower taxes in Slovenia!

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Current taxation system of real estate in Slovenia

In Slovenia, we have two types of taxation when it comes to real estate:

  • income tax on income from capital – you pay this if you sell real estate where you have not previously registered permanent residence for at least 3 years,
  • taxation when renting out real estate.

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Novelties about taxation when selling real estate

Income tax on income from capital in Slovenia is 27,5%. The Strategic Council for Debureaucratization is now proposing new taxation. If the government accepts this proposal, it will decrease taxes. The maximum level of taxation would be reduced to 25 % (maybe even 20 %). In addition, a proposal has emerged that income tax on capital income would no longer be paid after 15 years (now this limit is at 20 years).

Lower taxes on renting real estate

This proposal also promises lower taxes in the area of rents. Last year, 25% taxation and 10% standardized expenses applied here. From 1 January 2020, these figures increased. Rents are taxed at 27.5% and standardized expenses are 15%. The Strategic Council made 2 proposals:

  • standardized expenses would go from 15% to 30% and the income tax rate would be reduced back to 25%,
  • standardized expenses would be abolished and a 15% tax on rental income would arise.

If these changes take effect, entrepreneurs renting real estate can expect lower taxes and higher earnings!

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Buying property in Slovenia as a non-EU citizen? Open a company first!

As most non-EU citizens, cannot buy property as natural persons, there is a good solution if you want to buy real estate here. You can open a limited liability company in Slovenia and that company can buy real estate, which you can rent out. It can be both commercial and residential real estate. Experts at DATA company can support you in every step of the way.

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