VAT in Slovakia

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On January 1, 1993, Slovakia introduced the Value Added Tax. This is principally legislated under Act No. 222/2004 Coll., which is also known as the Value Added Tax Act or the VAT Act. This is governed by the Tax and Customs Authorities of Slovakia. 

 In May 2004, Slovak Republic officially embraced the EU VAT Directive 2006/112/EC which harmonizes the VAT system applied in Slovakia to the rest of the EU Member States. As a member state of the European Union, any changes to the EU VAT Directive can directly affect and override the existing law under the Slovak VAT Act. 

Everything related to VAT in Slovakia is included in our comprehensive guide below.

Slovakia vat guide

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Slovakia – Scope of Taxation

For VAT purposes, a supply of goods would be defined as the transfer of the right to dispose of the goods as the owner of the tangible property. Other supplies that don’t fit the definition given would be treated as a supply of services. 


VAT is imposed on the following transactions in Slovakia:  

  • When a taxable person “acting as such” makes a supply of goods for consideration within the territory of Slovakia.
  • When a taxable person “acting as such” provides services for consideration within the territory of Slovakia.
  • On purchase of goods from another EU Member State (also known as Intra-Community Acquisition) for consideration within Slovakia’s borders.
  • On the import of goods into Slovakia.
  • On supply of goods or services for private use, for the private use of staff, or for any purpose other than that of taxpayer’s business.  


Taxable persons include: 

A taxable person in Slovakia or locally known as “zdanitelna osoba” is defined by the Slovak VAT Act as an independent entity, which can be a person or legal entity, that carries out economic activity.  

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Slovakia –  General VAT information

National Legislation  Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic 
VAT in local languages   Daň z pridanej hodnoty (DPH)  
VAT number format   13 characters [SK + 10 digits]  
VAT rates  Standard 20%; Reduced 10%  
Zero-rated (0%) and exempt 
Frequency  Monthly or Quarterly  


Established  EUR 49,790 
Non-established  None 
Intra-Community acquisitions  EUR 14,000 
Intra-EU Distance sales and electronically supplied services to consumers (OSS)  EUR 10,000 
Recovery of VAT by non-established businesses  Yes. Subject to certain conditions. 
Compliance Returns and Deadlines 


VAT Return M  25th of the month following the taxable period 
VAT Return Q  25th of the month following the taxable period  
Control Statement  25th day of the month following the monthly or quarterly taxable period.  
European Sales Listing  25th day of the month following the monthly or quarterly taxable period.  
Intrastat M  15th of the following month 
Annual Return  Not required 


Last Updated: 15/12/2022


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