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Citizens’ Association Formation in Serbia

Citizens’ Association formation in Serbia

Start your business in Serbia

Non-profit organisation for achieving your goals

We successfully take over the process of establishing an NGO with a minimum of your engagement.

Get together and achieve the ideal goals that will improve your environment, profession or particular section of society. Through your activities and initiatives, improve some aspect of social behavior, identify problems, and influence positive social change.
The Citizens Association or NGO (non-governmental organization) is a non-profit organization where several individuals or legal entities come together to achieve goals that go beyond the capacity of the individual. In other words, the Citizens Association gives you the opportunity to work for the achievement of certain socially beneficial goals, to raise awareness of unrealized social phenomena, to educate, to nurture cultural heritage, to care for the vulnerable or discriminated against. By their legal form, citizens associations are non-profit organizations and as such are not subject to tax obligations. They can be funded by membership fees, donations or grants, all with a view to realizing the common goals the organization stands for. Through activities of a different type, the Citizens Association works to advance the areas defined in the Statute and through its bodies make and implement certain decisions. Are you interested to get the fastest way to start a Citizens association?

Income Tax

If the Association's profit is lower than 400.000 RSD (3.300 EUR) then there is no income tax payment obligation.

Profit Tax

If the Association's profit is higher than 400.000 RSD (3.300 EUR) then Association has obligation to pay profit tax.

Gift Tax

Citizens' associations are obliged to pay gift tax on donations and sponsorships higher than 100.000 RSD (850 EUR).

Salary Tax

Contributions may be lowered to 0% by activating double taxation avoidance agreements. There is also option of volunteering.



Double Taxation Agreements With Serbia

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Direkta offers complete support for starting, activating and developing a Citizen’s Association in Serbia

Our business support concept is designed to include everything you need to successfully set up a Citizen’s Association. We provide necessary consulting for choosing the right tax model; we create all required documents; we lead all processes according to regulations; we successfully organize all company activation and development steps in a timely manner. You can count on our rich professional experience in business consulting, transparent cost plans and effective communication throughout the process.
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Our service packs are designed to cover all aspects of starting your non-profitable business in Serbia with the unique opportunity to finish everything in one place. By providing professional legal support and efficient management we shorten the procedure, saving your time, energy and money. You can focus on developing your citizens’ association while we deal with all necessary administrative requirements.

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Affordable service packages for starting a non-profitable business in Serbia

  • Documents Creation
  • Notary and Interpretor Fees
  • SBRA Registration Fees
  • Self-Inking Stamp
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  • Documents Creation
  • Notary and Interpretor Fees
  • SBRA Registration fees
  • Self-Inking Stamp
  • Bank Account Opening
  • Accounting Consultations
  • Digital Signature Certificate
  • Beneficial Owner Registration
  • Documents Creation
  • Notary and Interpretor Fees
  • SBRA Registration Fees
  • Self-inking Stamp
  • Bank Account Opening
  • Accounting Consultations
  • Digital Signature Certificate
  • Beneficial Owner Registration
  • Business Email Address
  • Residence Permit Application

Easy Business Setup

Quick Citizen’s Association Formation in three simple steps

Select a package
Choose the package that meets your needs to help you start and grow your business
Submit the data
Fill in the simple online order forms and provide us with the details of your business
Make a payment
Review your order details and make a payment by choosing suitable payment method

Timeline projection and detailed roadmap

Because time is money, we provide you with clear and transparent process

15 days

Placing the order
Submitting the necessary association data through our online form and making an advance payment of the service
1 day
Preparing documents
Our lawyers check the availability of the association name and prepare all the necessary documentation ready for your signature
2 days
Submitting documents
After receiving notarized documents from your side, we submit the application to SBRA and pay all accompanying necessary fees
5 days
Activating association
Once officially incorporated we activate your association by opening a bank account in desired bank and submitting the tax application
5 days
Launching a business
We deliver you filed documents, assign a bookkeeper and perform other final touches and your association is all set
2 days
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Bank Account Opening and Regulation Compliance Assistance
We guarantee a full support in activation of your Citizen’s Association
Within the selected package, you can count on the support of our experienced business consultants and legal associates who will help you to open a bank account, obtain a digital signature certificate and create necessary legal documents so that your Citizen’s Association will always be compliant to all government regulations.

Our clients get access to a case status tracking system to keep up to date with the procedure

We have enabled you to follow in real time what is happening with your process of company formation in Serbia, from starting the procedure to downloading the documentation in electronic form and organizing further steps.
Who can be the founder of a citizens association?
There should be minimum three founders to establish a citizens association. The founders can be natural persons and legal entities. At least one founder must be Serbian resident or the company that is registered in Serbia.
What are the ways to finance citizens association?
According to the law, an association as a non-profit organization can raise funds from membership fees, donations, grants, gifts, subsidies, sponsorships, etc. All forms of financing, as well as organization future activities, are defined in the Statute.
Is it necessary to prepare the Statute before starting the registration?
If you initiate the registration process with us, all legal documentation, including the Statute, is made by our legal team in accordance with applicable law. The objectives, bodies of the association and their competences are defined in cooperation with you. It is very important to draft an original Statute to ensure that the association operates in accordance with the law.
Is a citizens association tax exempt?
In accordance with the law, if the association has annual profit* up to 400 000 dinars, it is not subject to taxation. If this limit is exceeded during the year, the obligation is to pay income tax of 15% on the entire amount. *income - expenses = profit*
Does the citizens association have an activity code?
Associations are registered in a separate register with a specific code of activity. In the classification it is defined as the activity of other organizations on the basis of membership. However, if another activity code is registered beside this one, the citizens association loses its non-profit character and it is subject to taxation, the same as LTD.
Does a citizen association need to have an accountant?
Since a citizens association has the status of a legal entity, it has an obligation to keep financial records according to the law. It is recommended to hire licensed accountants who would take over the bookkeeping of the association in accordance with applicable regulations.

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