How to Start Business in Slovakia as a VAT Payer as Soon as Possible?

How to start business in Slovakia as fast as possible

Company formation in Slovakia 20. October 2023

How to Start Business in Slovakia as a VAT Payer as Soon as Possible?

Venturing into the Slovakian market is an exciting endeavor. But as with any international business journey, it’s not without its complexities. One particular aspect that often perplexes entrepreneurs is navigating the VAT system. If you’re thinking, “How can I start business in Slovakia as fast as possible with all VAT regulations in place?“, you’ve come to the right place.


Understanding VAT in Slovakia:

Value Added Tax (VAT) is an integral part of the Slovak tax system. For businesses, being a VAT payer isn’t just about tax compliance; it’s about market credibility. When you’re VAT registered, it sends a clear message to clients and suppliers about your business’s legitimacy and scale.

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The Traditional Way to start business in Slovakia as VAT payer:

Traditionally, launching an LLC in Slovakia and then getting it VAT registered involves several steps:

  1. Company formation with all legalities.
  2. Opening a corporate bank account.
  3. Applying for VAT registration.

While this may seem straightforward, the entire process can be time-consuming (60 days at minimum). Dealing with administrative nuances and potential language barriers can extend your business’s start date.


The Efficient way to start a business is Buying a Slovak Shelf Company:

Now, here’s a game-changer: purchasing a ready-made Slovak shelf company that’s already VAT registered. Here’s why this is the most efficient route:

  • Swift Transition: No waiting around for approvals. Dive straight into business operations.
  • Pre-handled Paperwork: With a shelf company, all the foundational paperwork has already been addressed.
  • Impeccable Compliance: These companies are set up in full compliance with Slovakian laws, removing any legal guesswork.
  • Registered for VAT: Shelf companies are allready registred for VAT.
  • Bank account: Shelf companies have open bank aacount.

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Why Choose a VAT Registered Shelf Company?

Beyond the obvious speed advantage, here’s why a VAT registered shelf company is a prime choice:

  • Immediate Business Operations: No downtime. Transition into the Slovak market rapidly.
  • Bypass Bureaucratic Hurdles: Say goodbye to extensive paperwork and waiting periods.
  • Trust Factor: Having a VAT registered status enhances trust among suppliers and clients, a valuable asset in initial business phases.



Starting a business in Slovakia doesn’t need to be a prolonged, tangled process. By opting for a VAT registered shelf company, you align yourself for immediate success, bypassing many of the bureaucratic and administrative challenges. Remember, in business, time is a critical asset. Make the most of it by choosing the most efficient path to market entry.


Autor článku: Mgr. Dominik Ondrišeje

Dominik is co-founder of the SetupMART project. Dominik is responsible for corporate services and implementation of modern technologies in our services at SetupMART. Dominik is dedicated to the sale of ready-made companies since 2011. Dominik studied law at the Pan-European School of Law.