Domestic taxpayer will become a registered VAT-payer after reaching the turnover threshold, which shall be increased to EUR 50,000 and will be calculated on a calendar year basis instead of a 12 month period. Taxpayers will be required to register for VAT within 5 days following the day, on which the reason for registration arises. The tax authority shall issue a decision on the VAT registration within 10 days and will be obliged to confirm the registration ex tunc (i.e., from the day on which the reason for the registration arose). The conditions of voluntary VAT registration shall remain unchanged.
Foreign taxpayer (without any registered office or fixed establishment in Slovakia) will become a registered VAT-payer by conducting a taxable transaction, which is subject to VAT in Slovakia, except for certain transactions as prescribed by law. Taxpayers will be required to register for VAT for purposes without delay from the day, on which the foreign person became a VAT-payer. The tax authority will be obliged to register and to assign a VAT number immediately after receiving the application.
If a taxable person currently applies for late VAT registration, he is required to submit a special VAT return including all transactions for the entire period, for which the person should have been a VAT-payer. New rules introduce the requirement to submit monthly VAT returns and Control Statements for this period. The proposed change will increase the administrative burden, and higher penalties for late VAT registration will be imposed.