VAT return in Slovenia – who is eligible?

VAT return in Slovenia - who is eligible

VAT return is always a popular subject for entrepreneurs who do business in Europe.  It is important both for Slovenian companies as well as for foreign companies that provide services or products in Slovenia. 

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Who is eligible for VAT return? 

In Slovenia, Slovenian companies that have a valid ID for VAT purposes and are listed in the registry of VAT payers, are eligible for VAT return. But foreign companies can also apply for VAT return if they have a valid VAT ID in Slovenia.  

There are also some exceptions. For example, foreign companies without a valid VAT ID in Slovenia, can be eligible for VAT return. But only under the condition that they have a valid ID in their country and have paid for goods or services in Slovenia, which they used for their taxable transactions.  

There is also an exception among natural persons. Non-EU citizens are also eligible for tax return for goods they bought in Slovenia but they brought it back to their country.  

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Requesting VAT return 

Both Slovenian companies as well as foreign companies can request VAT return but have to submit a VAT calculation monthly or quarterly. In these reports it is established if the company has to pay VAT or is eligible for VAT return. The company can then decide if they would like to compensate the VAT surcharge in the next tax period or request a return to the bank account. The deadline for VAT return is 21 days from submitting the VAT calculation.  

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