If a company not established in Slovenia is providing ‘taxable supplies’ of goods or services in Slovenia, it may have to obtain a non-resident VAT registration. In accordance with the EU VAT Directive, foreign traders are legally obligated to register for VAT in certain circumstances in order to report taxable transactions and declare VAT that must be charged.
It is important that all businesses with any commercial activity in Slovenia assess their compliance obligations and register prior to commencing taxable transactions if applicable.
What you need to know
There are various scenarios that would trigger an obligation to register for VAT in Slovenia. Some of the most common examples are:
- Importing goods into Slovenia from outside the European Union
- Buying and selling goods in Slovenia
- Selling goods from Slovenia which are delivered to customers outside of Slovenia (business or private customers)
- Acquiring goods in Slovenia from another EU country (Intra-community acquisitions)
- Holding inventory in Slovenia for sale, distribution or consignment
- E-commerce sales of goods to consumers, subject to Distance Selling VAT registration thresholds
- Organising events in Slovenia where attendees or delegates must pay admission
If you are currently, or plan to conduct any of the above (or similar) transactions in Slovenia, you should contact us immediately for a complimentary consultation.