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Serbia VAT update

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  • 27 September 2015 | Richard Asquith

Serbia VAT update

The Serbian government has proposed a range of amendments to the VAT Law. Once approved by the parliament, they will enter into law in October 2016.

The VAT changes include:

  1. Where there is a transfer of a going concern that is not liable to VAT, the buyer will be subject to VAT if the assets are disposed of within 3 years
  2. Accommodation services in the tourism industry will be subject to the reduced VAT rate of 10%
  3. Foreign companies trading in Serbia may register as non-resident entrepreneurs for the first time, but must appoint a fiscal representative (‘Tax Proxy’), which are local tax payers in Serbia. The fiscal representative is responsible for full VAT reporting and remittances, and is jointly liable for any taxes due.
  4. Serbian VAT returns must now be submitted by the 15th of the month following the reporting period end (from 2016)
  5. In addition to the filing of a VAT return, Serbian VAT payers must also submit details of the VAT calculation – details to be provided nearer the deadline which is January 2017.

VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.