Czech Republic became a member state of the European Union (EU) in 2004; as such, the state had to follow EU’s tax directives, in accordance with the European Union’s legal framework. Foreign investors interested in opening a company here should know that from the 1st of January 2015, the value added tax (VAT) legislation changed, in the sense that the Czech government introduced a new reduced VAT, applicable at the rate of 10% for a certain category of products. Our Czech company formation specialists can provide you with the main provisions of the VAT legislation and can offer you assistance for the VAT registration procedures followed by both local and foreign companies in Czech Republic.
VAT regulations in Czech Republic
The amended VAT legislation came into force from the beginning of 2015, bringing several modifications. Companies involved in radio and television broadcasting services, as well as those with operations in the field of telecommunications and electronics are now part of the Mini-One-Stop-Shop (MOSS), which refers to the fact that such companies are entitled to pay VAT in the country of the recipient of services.
The following video offers a short presentation on the value added tax in Czech Republic:
The VAT rates available in Czech Republic are the following:
•the standard VAT is applied at the rate of 21%;
•the reduced VAT, applicable at the rate of 15%, is available for a large category of products, such as foodstuffs, water supplies, public transportation, social housing, cultural and sports events, social services, medical and dental services; our company formation specialists in Czech Republiccan offer you a detailed list on this subject.
•from the 1st January 2015, the Czech government imposed a new reduced VAT rate of 10%, available for foodstuffs related to child nutrition, pharmaceutical products or printed books.
Czech VAT registration
The VAT in Czech Republic is administered by the Financni Urad, the local taxation office. The Czech Republic applies the legislation of the non-resident VAT trading, meaning that both companies from EU and outside the EU space can register for VAT in Czech Republic without opening a company on the territory of the country.
Starting a company in the Czech Republic can be difficult since it involves such complex procedures. The team from CzechCompanyIncorporation.com is very qualified and benefits from extensive expertise in this area.
Mihai Cuc, Partner of
Enescu&Cuc; Law Firm www.romanianlawoffice.com