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Economy and Banking Sector of Serbia

Double Taxation Agreements

Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) is an agreement between two or more countries for the avoidance of double taxation.

DTAs of Serbia: 27 Signed Agreements

Serbia signed DTAs which already came info force with the following jurisdictions (for agreements which came into force after 1 January 2013 the date of coming into force is given in brackets):

 Austria
 Belgium
 Croatia
 Cyprus
 Czech Republic
 Denmark
 Estonia
 Finland
 France
 Germany
 Greece
 Hungary
 Ireland
 Italy
 Latvia
 Lithuania
 Malta
 Netherlands
 Norway
 Poland
 Romania
 Slovakia
 Slovenia
 Spain
 Sweden
 Switzerland
 United Kingdom

Information Exchange

There are 3 ways for jusrisdictions to exchange information on tax matters:

  • spontaneously;
  • on request;
  • automatically.

Spontaneous exchange of information is provision of information that is forseeably relevant to another party without a request being previously sent.

Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs) enable exchange of information on request relating to a specific tax investigation, either criminal or civil.

Automatic information exchange allows jurisdictions to exchange information automatically, without having a specific tax investigation.

Automatic Exchange: No Commitment to Start

Serbia didn't sign the automatic information exchange agreement and didn't indicate a timeline of the start of the automatic information exchange.

Automatic Excnange: 0 Bilateral Agreements to Receive Information

Serbia has not singed any bilateral agreements to automatically receive information.

Automatic Excnange: 0 Bilateral Agreements to Send Information

Serbia has not singed any bilateral agreements to automatically send information.

Further Information

FATCA

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) which became law in the United States in March 2010, focuses on reporting made by foreign financial institutions about financial accounts held by US taxpayers or foreign entities in which US taxpayers hold a substantial ownership interest. The FATCA-reporting is facilitated by Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs).

FATCA Status in Serbia
IGA agreed on 30 June 2014, Model 1

Serbia agreed in substance to use FATCA on 30 June 2014 (Intergovernmental Agreement Model 1): the text of the IGA has not been released and financial institutions operating in Serbia are allowed to register on the FATCA website consistent with the treatment of having an IGA in effect provided that Serbia continues to demonstrate firm resolve to sign the IGA as soon as possible.

Further Information