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A VAT Refund Guide to 

Slovakia

How to get VAT Refunds from Slovakia for your business

Businesses registered in countries outside of Slovakia can claim VAT refunds on any costs incurred in Slovakia.
The below information details the requirements needed to be eligible for a VAT refund. This includes claimable expense types, Slovakia 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 Slovakia 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 Slovakia under the 13th Directive.

Which countries have reciprocity with Slovakia?

All EU countries, Canada, Japan, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia and Switzerland

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

What expenses are claimable in Slovakia?

ENTERTAINMENT & HOSPITALITY

Entertainment

0%
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Hotels & Accommodation

10%
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Restaurants

0%

EVENTS

Conferences, Trade Shows & Exhibitions

20%

Training Courses & Seminars

20%

GENERAL EXPENSES

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Goods

20%

Inter-company charges

20%

Office Expenses

20%
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Marketing Costs

20%

Professional Fees & AP invoices

20%

TRAVEL RELATED

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Car Rental

20%
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Fuel

20%
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Public Transport

20%
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Taxis

12%

Additional Information

How far back can your business claim VAT from Slovakia?
January and December of the previous year
What’s the foreign VAT deadline in Slovakia?
30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)
How long does it take to receive a VAT refund from Slovakia?
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 Slovakia

Need help with your VAT refund from Slovakia?

You don’t have to do this alone. We’ve been helping companies reclaim foreign VAT refunds for over 20 years. We have the knowledge and technology to process your refunds quicker as well as attend to any unforeseen VAT authority queries that may arise.

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