Slovakia Slovakia


VAT rate

In Slovakia, the standard rate is 20 percent.

Some goods in Slovakia have a reduced rate of 10 percent. Such products, for example, include: fresh or chilled meat, live fish, fresh or chilled fish, milk, butter, bread, printed books, brochures, leaflets, and similar printed products.



The new rules, which entered the EU on July 1, 2021, established a single threshold for VAT registration – 10,000 euros.


Deductible VAT

The payer of the tax in accordance with the VAT Law can deduct:

  • tax applied by a taxpayer in respect of goods and services for which a person is obliged to pay tax in accordance with the VAT Law.
  • tax applied by a taxpayer for the purchase of goods from another member state in accordance with the VAT Law.
  • tax paid in the country by the tax administrator (customs authority) when importing goods from third countries.

Registration procedure

Foreign organizations submit an application for registration (only in Slovak) to the Tax Inspectorate of Bratislava, which registers them within seven days of receiving the application. The applications are attached:

– extract from the commercial register, with an official translation into Slovak;

– if the application is submitted through an agent, then a power of attorney must be attached to the application, accompanied by an official translation into Slovak.

Tax representative

Companies registered outside the EU are required to appoint a tax representative.

VAT returns filing and VAT payment date

For some cases, quarterly submission of tax returns may be scheduled, but as a rule, reports must be submitted monthly. The periodic VAT declaration must be submitted electronically before the 25th day of the month following the tax period to which it relates.

VAT must also be paid by the 25th of the month.


Late Filing: EUR 30 to EUR 16.000 fines for failure to submit or late submission

Failure to register: EUR 60 to EUR 20.000 fines. Interest charged in addition.

Late filing or incorrect ESL: EUR 60 to EUR 3.000.

Digital services

VAT Standard rate



The threshold after exceeding which you need to register as a taxpayer is 10 thousand euros.

Pieces of evidence

EU General conditions for determining the customer’s location:

  • Service buyer’s address
  • Billing address
  • Phone code +421
  • IP address
  • The location of the customer’s fixed land line through which the service is supplied to him
  • The Law of the EU provides special rules for certain situations.

E-services list

A digital product is website hosting, supply of software, access to databases, downloading, apps or music, online gaming, distance teaching and other cross-border telecommunication, television, and radio broadcasting, or digital services

Registration procedure

To register in the MOSS system, you need to contact the tax service of Slovakia and send an application that will contain basic information about the company. In addition to the application, the tax authority may ask for additional documents.

Keeping records

10 years.

Filling VAT returns and payment date

Under the unified MOSS system, all EU countries must file tax returns and pay VAT by the 20th day of the month following the reporting period. The period is a quarter.