This year, for the first time, it will be possible to submit an income tax return electronically unless something goes wrong again. So far, the most modern form available has been the use of some programs or tables with functions for calculation purposes only.
For the Programs
The programs, of course, help to calculate, and in addition, they help citizens who have little idea of tax law and the vast majority of them to fill in the personal income tax return form correctly with explanations, help and advice. Despite the importance of these programs in recent years, when their use has increased, it seems that this year will be one of the last for them, as this year, for the first time, the Tax Administration will enable the submission of personal income tax returns via the Internet. We also took a look at the e-income tax solution when it was still being tested, and we expect it to actually start working on March 1st.
For the Reading
This year’s reading of the solution for calculating personal income tax is the same as last year, so we have three dedicated programs, two spreadsheets (Pasadena, Ivan Jovan) and online forms and DURS. The fates of Jovan’s spreadsheet and program are not completely known to us, as the authors were unable to confirm whether they intend to include this year’s income tax scales in their solution, which had not yet been determined at the time of writing.
- Given that these are well-functioning products, we conclude that the new versions will be available before March, but before downloading the program from the web, still check which version it is. Be even more precise because of the differences in the naming of the programs although most of the new programs are marked 2004, you still meet the income tax return for 2003, so, for example, we recommend to view the last date of the correction of the website and of course the date of the last version of the program.
In testing, we used the same revenue and expenditure data for all programs, but, interestingly, each program showed a slightly different calculation. The differences were not large, but the results are still unusual. Thus, for example, both Excel tables and the DZS program came to results that differed program calculated the same result, but 300 tolars lower than the others. The differences in results are due to the different rounding methods used by the solutions. Using the tax calculator is important.
After many dilemmas and complications, this year we will finally be able to submit a personal income tax return via the Internet. Hermes SoftLab and representatives of the Tax Administration of the Republic of Slovenia have prepared an online program, which is basically reminiscent of last year’s online form (and a printed form for personal income tax return), but this year’s calculation is not necessarily of an informative nature.