In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Serbian VAT Authority have extended the 13th Directive deadline (originally set at 30 June 2020) by 3 months. Non-resident companies now have until 30 September 2020 to file their VAT refund claims on expenses incurred in 2019.
The tax authorities released their ruling this week on the official Gazette of RS No. 87/2020 stating that foreign taxpayers can submit VAT refund requests for goods and services procured in the Republic of Serbia during 2019 by 30 September. No changes to documentation required were mentioned.
Serbia becomes one of a handful of EU countries to extend its deadline for non-EU businesses seeking VAT refunds from the jurisdiction. France, Monaco and Lithuania have extended their 13th Directive deadlines too while Germany and Slovakia have granted some easements and provisions on late submissions. The Czech Republic allowed for electronic submissions (under normal circumstances, original invoices and documents are required).