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Sports Association Formation in Serbia

Sports Association formation in Serbia

Start your business in Serbia

An ideal legal form for sports business activities

The shortest possible procedure for establishing a sports association, with the minimum of your involvement.

Contribute to the promotion and development of sports disciplines through the sports association activities and significantly support positive changes in the society. Popularize a certain sport branch and create ideal conditions for improving the educational function of sports, fair play, tolerance and responsibility.
A sports association is a non-profit organization based on the voluntary gathering of people or companies for the realization of mutual objectives in the field of sports. The objectives most often relate to the popularization of a particular branch of sport. The Statute of a sports association defines the goals, as well as the activities that are a key segment of the association future work. The benefits of a sports association as a legal form are numerous. As a non-profit organization, the sports association is tax exempt, even though it is a legal entity, which greatly facilitates business relationships and activities. Also, a sports association can qualify for the status of a club or to become a member in relevant federations, which enables taking part in competitions and leagues. Are you interested in the fastest way to form a sports 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 Sports Association in Serbia

Our business support concept is designed to include everything you need to successfully set up a Sports 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 organization’s 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 sports’ 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
  • Documents Creation
  • Notary and Interpretor Fees
  • SBRA Registration Fees
  • Self-inking Stamp
  • Bank Account Opening
  • Accounting Consultations
  • Digital Signature Certificate
  • Business Email Address
  • Residence Permit Application

Easy Business Setup

Quick Sports 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
Build your business presence quickly

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Bank Account Opening and Regulation Compliance Assistance
We guarantee a full support in activation of your Sports 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 company 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 Sports Association 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 sports association?
There should be minimum three founders to establish a sports 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 sports association?
According to the law, a sports 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 a sports 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
Is it necessary to register a branch of sport?
The branch of sports is absolutely needed for the establishment of a sports association. Our team is at your disposal when choosing a branch of sport that is in accordance with the prescribed and current legal acts.
Does a sports 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 sports organizations. However, if another activity code is registered beside this one, the sports association loses its non-profit character and it is subject to taxation, the same as LTD.
Can a sports association be involved in competitions?
A sports association must be a member the competent sport federation in order to qualify for the competition. The procedure for membership in the federations is initiated after the establishment of the sports association.

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