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A VAT Refund Guide to 

Slovenia

How to get VAT Refunds from Slovenia for your business

Businesses registered in countries outside of Slovenia can claim VAT refunds on any costs incurred in Slovenia.
The below information details the requirements needed to be eligible for a VAT refund. This includes claimable expense types, Slovenia VAT rates, deadlines and claiming periods.

Where is your company based?

EU

based businesses

VAT-registered businesses in an EU member state are eligible to recover VAT on business costs from Slovenia under the EU VAT Refund Directive.

NON-EU

based businesses

VAT-registered businesses outside of the European Union are eligible to recover VAT on business costs from Slovenia under the 13th Directive.

Which countries have reciprocity with Slovenia?

All EU countries, Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey (only for certain transactions).

For a more detailed explanation on what reciprocity means within the scope of VAT, click here:

What expenses are claimable in Slovenia?

ENTERTAINMENT & HOSPITALITY

Entertainment

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Hotels & Accommodation

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Restaurants

0%

EVENTS

Conferences, Trade Shows & Exhibitions

22%

Training Courses & Seminars

22%

GENERAL EXPENSES

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Goods

22%

Inter-company charges

22%

Office Expenses

22%
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Marketing Costs

22%

Professional Fees & AP invoices

22%

TRAVEL RELATED

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Car Rental

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Fuel

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Public Transport

9.5%
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Taxis

12%

Additional Information

How far back can your business claim VAT from Slovenia?
January to December of the previous year
What’s the foreign VAT deadline in Slovenia?
30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred). Please note that Slovenia 13th Claims are submitted electronically and therefore a Web Portal registration is required
How long does it take to receive a VAT refund from Slovenia?
Depending on the complexity of your application and the capacity at the VAT authority, it can take up to 6 months for EU businesses and up to 10 months for Non-EU businesses to receive a VAT refund from Slovenia

Need help with your VAT refund from Slovenia?

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