Tax residents in Serbia report their world-wide income, while persons who are not residents in Serbia report their income earned on the territory of Serbia.
The deadline for filing annual personal income tax return for income generated in 2020 is Monday, 17 May 2021.
Individuals whose total personal net income in 2020 exceeds RSD 2,987,424 (non-taxable amount) are required to file a personal income tax return. The total personal net income earned in 2020 and the non-taxable amount are reported in the tax return, where the difference represents taxable income.
Taxable income is decreased for the amount of prescribed personal deductions. The remaining amount represents income for taxation to which the prescribed tax rates are applied.
Personal deductions are set in the following amounts:
The total amount of personal deductions cannot be greater than 50% of taxable income.
Below is a summary of tax rates and income for taxation amounts to which they apply:
|Description||Amount of income for taxation in RSD|
|Income for taxation
at a rate of 10%
|Income for taxation
at a rate of 15%
How to file a personal income tax return?
The Law on Tax Procedure and Tax Administration prescribes that a personal income tax return can be filed either in electronic form or in hardcopy.
Please note that for filing an electronic personal income tax return (PPDG-2R form) an individual must possess a qualified electronic certificate for accessing the Tax Administration’s portal “E-Porezi” or should authorize someone to do so on individual’s behalf using the PEP form.
The hardcopy tax return is filed with the branch office of the Tax Administration located in the municipality of the taxpayer’s registered address of residence.
The Tax Administration issues a hardcopy tax assessment. Electronic tax assessment may be issued by sending to the electronic mailbox of the taxpayer on Tax Administration’s portal, but only for the taxpayers that gave their consent for this type of delivery. Tax liability must be paid within 15 days from the day of receipt of the tax assessment.
Possibility of deadline extension for filing tax return
The Law on Tax Procedure and Tax Administration provides for the possibility of deadline extension for filing a tax return when the following conditions are met:
The application for deadline extension is submitted to the branch office of the Tax Administration with which the tax return is filed. The Tax Administration shall consider the application for deadline extension and issue a decision within five days of receiving such application. The maximum period of extension is six months from the statutory deadline for filing a personal income tax return.
Approximate estimate of annual income tax
Should you wish to estimate the approximate amount of your annual income tax, without personal deductions, below are provided tax brackets:
|Total personal net income earned in 2020||Tax rate|
|up to 2,987,424 (non-taxable amount)||0%|
|from 2,987,425 up to 8,962,272||10%|
Should you need assistance in preparing and filing your personal income tax return or if you are interested in having a presentation given to your employees, do not hesitate to contact us.KPMG Tax & Legal Department
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