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Serbia taxes

Want to setup a company in Serbia? This will tell you about taxation for a LLC (DOO) which is the most common company structure in Serbia.

Serbian resident entities are liable to tax on their worldwide income. The established tax rate for income earned abroad, from our research, and these things do change, is 15%. Serbia doesn't have major incentives to remit income earned abroad. Taxes are reasonable in Serbia because the income corporate tax rate is 15%. This ranks Serbia as 47th overall with regards to corporate tax rate worldwide.

The valued added tax rate is 20.00%, that ranks Serbia as 134th when compared to value added tax rate worldwide. In terms of other taxation, an employer will contribute 17.90% to the equivalent of a social security fund and an employee will contribute 19.90%. The overall complexity of the tax system is medium. This is measured by average time to comply with a country's labor tax requirements is as it is 126 hours. Contributing to this is the number of yearly labor tax payments, which is 12 in Serbia.

Thin capitalization rules are in play. Thin capitalisation refers to any sort of laws on a business on its debt-to-asset ratios. Dividends distributed between resident companies are not taxable. Dividends received from a foreign company are subject to corporate income tax, but if the recipient holds at least 10% of the shares of the distributing company, it may be eligible for a credit of tax foreign paid. A dividend is a distribution of a company's earnings, voted by the board, to a particular class of shareholders.Dividends can be either stock, cash, or property. Capital Gains are treated as business income and subject to Corporate Income Tax standard rate. A capital gains tax is levied on the profits that a corporation or natural person realizes when he or she sells sells a capital asset for a price that is higher than the purchase price.

The interest withholding tax rate is estimated at 20%. Which means that the relevant tax authorities expects companies to withhold 20% of interests remitted abroad. The dividends withholding tax rate is 20%. Which means that the relevant tax authorities expects LLC (DOO)'s to pay tax on 20% of dividends remitted abroad. Royalties are subject to a withholding tax rate of 20%. This means that a LLC may have to withhold 20% on its payments on royalties to non-residents. Payments to residents of tax havens may be subject to a withholding tax rate of 25%. Rates may be reduced under a tax treaty.
There is no known tax on wealth in Serbia. There are inheritance, transfer and real property taxes in Serbia. There are no commonly used research and development tax incentives in RS.

The above is not tax or legal advice for your particular circumstances. We can point you to an expert in Serbia who will advise you. Click the free consultation button above.

It takes approximately 48 hours to file and prepare documents for a Serbia Civil Law.
The corporate tax is approximately 15% which is 48 in the world.

Owners of a company in Serbia are not allowed to carry back a loss and may be allowed to carry forward a loss for 5 years.

The vat rate in Serbia is 20% which ranks 134 in the world.

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RND credit
Wealth tax
Estate tax
Transfer taxes
Asset taxes
Capital duties
43Tax treaties
15%Offshore Tax
15%Corp rate
-Loss carryback years
48Corporate time
20%VAT rate
15%Capital gains
NoAEOI planned

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Serbia Tax Treaties

CountryTypeDate signed
DTC 2001-02-26
DTC 2007-08-28
DTC 1980-06-18
DTC 2010-05-21
DTC 1982-02-22
DTC 2011-02-28
DTC 1987-03-26
DTC 1996-09-04
DTC 1997-06-25
Czech Republic
DTC 2004-11-11
DTC 1986-05-08
DTC 1980-11-21
DTC 2003-06-11
DTC 2012-04-04
DTC 2009-09-24
DTC 1997-06-12
DTC 2005-05-25
DTC 2012-04-11
DTC 1997-03-21
DTC 1982-02-24
DTC 2001-12-14
United Arab Emirates
DTC 2013-01-13
DTC 2001-06-26
DTC 2009-09-23
DTC 2009-09-09
DTC 2004-12-22
DTC 1983-01-10
DTC 2005-11-22
DTC 1985-06-29
DTC 1974-03-28
DTC 2005-04-13
DTC 1995-10-12
DTC 2012-04-27
DTC 2010-05-13
DTC 2006-02-08
DTC 2009-05-15
United Kingdom
DTC 1981-11-06
DTC 2009-03-09
DTC 1996-05-16
DTC 2009-10-02
DTC 2001-03-22
DTC 2010-05-07
DTC 2013-06-06

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Република Србија (srp)
Area Code
Southern Europe
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