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Tax rates in Slovenia

Tax Rates

Consumption Taxes

Nature of the Tax
Value-added tax or (in Slovene): davek na dodano vrednost (DDV).
Tax Rate
22%
Reduced Tax Rate

Slovenia applies a reduced VAT rate of:

  • 5% for books and newspapers (including e-books)
  • 9.5% on certain supplies and services including foodstuffs; water supplies; pharmaceutical products; medical equipment for disabled persons; domestic passenger transport; newspapers and periodicals; cultural events and theme parks; writers and composers; social housing; renovation and repairs of private dwellings; cleaning of private dwellings; agricultural supplies; restaurants (preparation of meals only); hotel accommodation; admission to sports events; use of sports facilities; undertaker and cremation services; domestic waste collection; treatment of waste and wastewater; minor repairs of bicycles, clothes and household linen, shoes and leather goods; domestic care services; hairdressing; soft drinks; intra-community and international road passenger transport; some take away food; cut flowers and plants for decorative use and food production; certain supplies of new buildings; certain construction work for new buildings
  • exempt: real estate transactions (except “new buildings”); financial services; insurance transactions; betting, gambling and lotteries; public radio and television broadcasts; education; health care and medical services; cultural services.
Other Consumption Taxes
Alcohol and alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, mineral oils and natural gas, electricity, coal and coke are subject to excise duties.

A motor vehicle tax applies to all vehicles that are registered for the first time in Slovenia. The liability is on the entity that imports the vehicle, with rates depending on fuel range, engine power, and emission of CO2 and ranges from 0.5% to 31%. Furthermore, the government imposes an additional tax on motor vehicles with engine displacement above 2,500 cc that ranges from 0% to 16%, according to the size of the engine.

 
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Corporate Taxes

Company Tax
19%
Tax Rate For Foreign Companies
Slovenian tax residents are liable to pay corporate income tax on their worldwide income, whereas non-residents are only liable to taxation on Slovenia-source income.
A company is deemed to be resident in Slovenia if the entity has its registered seat or place of effective management located in the country.
Capital Gains Taxation
Capital gains are considered as ordinary income and taxed at 19%. Gains arising from a transaction subject to the EU merger directive are exempt.
A portion equal to 47.5% of capital gains derived from the sale of shares are exempt if the shares represent a participation of at least 8% and have been held for more than six months, and at least one person is employed on a full-time basis during this period. Similarly, 50% of a loss arising on the disposal of such a shareholding would not be deductible for corporate income tax purposes.
Main Allowable Deductions and Tax Credits
Costs that occur prior to the entry of a legal entity into the court register may not be treated as tax-deductible. Expenses that are not directly necessary for performing business activities or are not incurred as a consequence of business activity are also not deductible. In general, business expenses that are necessary to generate taxable revenues are fully tax-deductible.
Companies may deduct interest expense on loans from their owners or other associated parties up to a maximum of the amount calculated by using the prescribed interest rate published by the Ministry of Finance.
Certain provisions are only 50% tax-deductible when accrued, with the remaining 50% being treated as tax-deductible when the provision is utilised, as the provisions for warranties granted when selling products or providing services, reorganisations/redundancies, anticipated losses from onerous contracts, pensions, long-service bonuses, and severance payments on retirement.

Bad debt provisions are only tax-deductible if the amount does not exceed the lower of: (i) the arithmetic mean of the bad debts written-off in the past three tax periods, under certain conditions specified in the tax law, and (ii) 1% of taxable revenues of the tax period.

Under certain conditions, a tax-deductible allowance for voluntary supplementary pension insurance may apply (of up to 24% of compulsory contributions for pension and disability insurance for insured employees, capped at EUR 2,819.01/year/employee).

Charitable donations made for humanitarian, disabled, charitable, scientific, educational, medical, sports, cultural, ecological, and religious purposes to residents of Slovenia or of EU or EEA member states are deductible, up to 0.3% of the taxable revenues, plus an additional allowance of 0.2% of the taxable revenues for payments made for cultural purposes and to voluntary organisations that work for the public interest to protect the public from natural and other disasters.
Tax losses may be carried forward to subsequent years without a limitation (but only up to a maximum of 50% of the actual tax base), whereas loss carrybacks are not permitted.

Other Corporate Taxes
Other taxes include:

  • a real estate transfer tax of 2% charged on real estate transfers and financial leases of real estate, unless VAT has been charged on the transaction;
  • a tax on financial services provided by banks and other financial institutions (the tax rate is 8.5% and is applied to the fee of the financial service);
  • an insurance premium tax levied on insurance premiums at the rate of 8.5% and paid by insurance companies;
  • an environmental tax charged on CO2 emissions, waste disposal, lubricating oils and fluids, used tyres and used motor vehicles
  • when registering for the first time a motor vehicle in Slovenia, a specific tax applies (rates may vary).

Currently, there is no specific tax levied on immovable property in Slovenia. However, a charge for the use of building land is levied on vacant and constructed building land owned by legal persons and individuals.
Social security contributions paid by the employer amount to 16.1% of the gross salary paid to employees.

Other Domestic Resources
Financial Administration Office
Consult Doing Business Website, to obtain a summary of the taxes and mandatory contributions.

Country Comparison For Corporate Taxation

  Slovenia Eastern Europe & Central Asia United States Germany
Number of Payments of Taxes per Year 10.0 13.9 10.6 9.0
Time Taken For Administrative Formalities (Hours) 233.0 226.2 175.0 218.0
Total Share of Taxes (% of Profit) 31.0 36.5 36.6 48.8

Source: Doing Business, Latest available data.

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Individual Taxes

Tax Rate

Personal Income Tax Rate varies between 16% and 50% according to the amount of the income
From EUR 0 to 8,500 16%
From EUR 8,501 to 25,000.00 26%
From EUR 25,000.00 to 50,000.00 33%
From EUR 50,000.00 to 72,000.00 39%
Above EUR 72,000.01 50%
Capital gains, interest, dividends, and rental income 27.5% flat rate
Allowable Deductions and Tax Credits
General individual tax deduction valid for every taxpayer is based on the amount of the yearly income. The general allowance for residents can go from EUR 3,500 to 9,233.73; the one for residents that are 100% disabled is equal to EUR 17,658.48; the special personal allowance for a resident who is still studying and has a recognised status of a student is EUR 3,500; the allowance for additional pension insurance can go up to EUR 2,819.09.
There are also various allowances for dependent family members (varying on the number of children, for example EUR 2,436.92 for the first children, EUR 2,649.24 for the second, EUR 8,830 for a child who needs special care and custody, etc.).
Special Expatriate Tax Regime
Slovenian residents are taxed on their worldwide income, non-residents only on the income sourced in Slovenia. An individual is considered resident for tax purposes if he/she has a formal residential tie with Slovenia; has a habitual abode or centre of personal and economic interests; or is present more than 183 days in a taxable year in Slovenia.
There is no special tax regime for expatriates. Nevertheless, non-residents who are residents of EU or EEA member states can claim the general allowance if at least 90% of personal income is taxable in Slovenia and respective income is exempt from taxation in the country of residency. Click here for further details.

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Double Taxation Treaties

Countries With Whom a Double Taxation Treaty Have Been Signed
The list of double taxation agreements signed by Slovenia
Withholding Taxes
Dividends: 0 (paid to a resident company)/15% (paid to a non-resident company)/27.5% (paid to individuals); Interest: 0 (paid to a resident company)/15% (paid to a non-resident company)/27.5% (paid to individuals); Royalties: 0 (paid to a resident company)/15% (paid to a non-resident company)/25% (paid to individuals)
The rates may be lower in accordance with a tax treaty or with the EU parent-subsidiary directive.

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