Who can claim?
There is a reciprocity condition for VAT refund in Serbia. This means that for claiming VAT refund in Serbia, the company needs to be based in the following countries:
Holland, Norway, Slovakia, Croatia, Denmark, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Montenegro, Macedonia, Slovenia, Germany, UK, Switzerland, Romania, Hungary and Turkey (only for gas, spare parts and maintenance related to transport of goods, and expanses for goods and services related to attendance at fairs or exhibitions).
How far back can I claim?
The submission deadline in Serbia is 30.06. of next year for the previous one. For example, all the invoices payed in 2020. can be submitted untill 30.06.2021.
Can I do it myself?
No. In Serbia foreign companies are only alowed to submit VAT reimbursement claims through an agent with local residency.
There are no upfront fees!
If you do not get a refund, we don’t charge. We only charge a percentage of your tax savings.
What is the minimum amount of VAT I can claim?
In Serbia, minimum amount is 200 EUR annually, in dinar equivalent at the average exchange rate of the National Bank of Serbia.
Can I reclaim VAT for other expenses other than hotel&hospitality services?
Yes. Usually, services other than hotels and restaurants which should be invoiced with VAT are:
- Conference/trade show expenses (rental costs, furnishing and design, marketing, electricity,...)
- Seminar/congress expenses (participation charges)
- Consulting services
- Diesel for transportation companies only
- Road tolls
How fast can I receive VAT return in my business bank account?
Formally, the procedure in the Tax office should take 45 days but in practice it takes the tax office between 4 to 6 months to make the decision and execute the payment on your account.