Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

Spotlight issue

23rd October 2018 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

Crowdberry: Crowdinvesting: invest, co-own and build global leaders out of Slovakia and Czech Republic

Crowdfunding has become increasingly popular over the past decade, yet it has been with us for centuries. The Statue of liberty in New York or the Czech National Theatre are both examples where communities funded an idea or a project. The latest innovation in crowdfunding is equity crowd investing allowing investors to invest in and own a share in privately held companies or real estate. 
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9th October 2018 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

The Ministry of Finance presents tax update to AmCham members

On October 4, the AmCham hosted a tax policy roundtable with Stanislav Kouba, a director of Income Tax Department from the Ministry of Finance. Mr Kouba presented tax update on the digital economy, research and development tax allowance and new tax tool – tax data information box (daňová informační schránka). What is a stance of the Czech Republic, particularly the Ministry of Finance, toward taxation of the digital economy? Does the Czech Republic take into account (rather restrained) attitudes of other EU member states? How could the system of tax data information box be enhanced? Is it possible to facilitate procedure of the research project submission in advance to apply for the tax allowance support?  
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1st October 2018 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

International indirect tax guide

Indirect taxation is still evolving, and an arguable simple tax is growing in its complexity and application as a traditional goods and services model is replaced with digital content; virtual consumption and seamless international trade flows. But how can you stay ahead?
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21st September 2018 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

Digital Transformation in Financial Services

The financial services sector is at a pivotal point in its evolution. Disruption, new business models, FinTechs, payments, cryptocurrency, cyberthreats, greater collaboration and data legislation are all transforming the sector - and regulators are scrambling to keep up. The sector has made great strides towards digital transformation, but there are still barriers to innovation. How do industry insiders see financial services evolving: which will be the real game-changers, how will the industry transform over the next few years and are institutions and regulators keeping pace?
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6th September 2018 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

EY: Global IPO activity slows, despite robust capital raises in Q2 2018

Geopolitical uncertainty and shifting trade policies impacted global IPO activity Americas building momentum while Asia-Pacific slows down and EMEIA performs well due to active Indian exchange Technology, consumer products and industrials were three most active sectors in H1 2018 IPO outlook: resurgence in IPO activity expected for the second half of 2018
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic