Taxable persons who are residents of the Republic of Slovenia are required to comply with the Personal Income Tax Act and submit a tax return for interest from cash deposits in banks and savings banks in Slovenia, and in banks and savings banks of other Member States of the EU, by 28 February of the current year for the previous calendar year.
The taxpayer can file the return to the tax office located where he/she has permanent residence, or in electronic form using the eDavki system. Taxpayers whose total income from interest accrued does not exceed the legally determined amount are not required to file an income tax return. The tax-exempt amount of income from interest is currently 1,000 EUR.
Based on the tax return, the tax authority issues a tax assessment decision on the amount of personal income tax. The deadline for payment of tax is 30 days from the date of receipt of the decision. As of 1 January 2013, the tax rate on interest is 25 %. This tax is final. Personal income tax is not paid on interest accrued on a positive balance in a transaction account or a personal account.
Article 84 of the Personal Income Tax Act allows the taxpayer to add the interest earned on long-term deposits and savings at banks and savings banks to the tax base in the amount attributable to each year of income tax calculation. This means that the tax on interest is spread over as many years as the deposit or savings period lasts.