Slovak Republic sales tax law for 2019 VAT and Sales Tax Rates in Slovak Republic for 2019

Slovak Republic VAT Rate

Slovak Republic VAT & Sales Tax

19.00%

About €19 tax on a €100 purchase
Exact tax amount may vary for different items

The current Slovak Republic VAT (Value Added Tax) is 19.00%.

The VAT is a sales tax that applies to the purchase of most goods and services, and must be collected and submitted by the merchant to the Slovak Republic governmental revenue department.

Of the thirty four countries tracked, sixteen have a higher maximum VAT rate then Slovak Republic.Countries with similar VAT rates include Austria with a VAT of 20%, Czech Republic with a VAT of 20% and Estonia with a VAT of 20%.

Slovak Republic Sales Tax Rate
VAT/Sales Tax Reduced VAT Rate World VAT Rank
19% None 17th of 34

Slovak Republic VAT Refund For Visitors

Visitors to Slovak Republic may be able to get a refund of the Slovak Republic VAT tax paid on any goods bought for deportation. To get a VAT refund, you must present receipts for the goods purchased (and possibly proof of your deportation of the goods) to a Slovak Republic VAT refund station (which are often found in airports, tourist offices, or international travel hubs).

Some localities have a minimum purchase price for which a VAT refund can be claimed, or certain purchase types which cannot be made tax-free. A VAT refund of up to 19.00% of your total expenditures may be refunded for qualifying purchases. Regulations on VAT and sales tax refunds vary across countries and by region, so be sure to check ahead before expecting a Slovak Republic VAT refund.

Slovak Republic VAT Law For Businesses and Merchants

Businesses in Slovak Republic are required to collect a sales tax of 19.00% on behalf of the government, which they must submit to the applicable Slovak Republic revenue department in a periodical VAT tax return. Unlike the United States' sales tax, which is only charged on sales to end consumers, the VAT is collected on all sales - even of raw materials.

Businesses may be required to register for a Slovak Republic VAT number or other identifier to enable the government to track and verify VAT tax returns. VAT collection is a responsibility of the merchant, and failure to collect and submit the appropriate tax amounts may result in severe penalties.


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