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 July 2021 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

Global tax reform is looming

On 1 July, another significant step was taken in the process. 130 jurisdictions [1] (including the Czech Republic) issued a joint Statement under the OECD framework, in which they have joined a new two-pillar plan to reform international taxation rules. The Statement indicates an ambition to finalize the detailed technical parameters by October 2021, with expected start of application of the new rules from 2023.
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22nd July 2021 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

Mazars CEE Tax Guide 2021: Taxes in Central and Eastern Europe fell as a result of the pandemic

The international auditing and consulting firm Mazars is publishing its ninth “CEE Tax Guide”, which offers businesses and investors a unique comparison of tax systems in 21 countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The publication, in which Germany, Austria, Russia and Ukraine are also represented in addition to the Visegrad countries, the south European and the Baltic states, mainly monitors labour costs, indirect taxes, as well as various aspects of corporate taxation and transfer pricing. According to the guide, the global pandemic triggered several changes to tax systems. The study also looks at long-term trends, because business corporation investment decisions are also based on an analysis of trends and changes in regional tax regimes.
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1st July 2021 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

Current developments in green finance

Although the Czech Republic is hardly a European leader in green investment and sustainable finance, financial institutions, headed by big banks, are getting ready for the new regulation. Apart from increasing transparency, the following years will focus mainly on resetting internal processes and portfolio structures.
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1st July 2021 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

What to watch out for when combining public support (subsidies or investment incentives) and R&D tax-deductible items?

Experience shows that a large number of companies only use one form of public support, whether these are subsidies or investment incentives, or an R&D tax-deductible item. In fact, these companies are often entitled to using several forms of support at the same time, combining them in an efficient manner and thus maximizing the benefits. Combining various forms of support, however, involves certain rules that need to be observed.
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2nd June 2021 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

Coordination Committee: Is compensation for unconsumed goods subject to VAT?

The Czech Chamber of Tax Advisors has come up with a proposal to unify the interpretation regarding the application of VAT in situations when the customer compensates the supplier for expenses incurred by the supplier for material unconsumed upon the termination of manufacturing. The paper submitted for discussion to the Coordination Committee of the Chamber of the Tax Advisors and the General Financial Directorate mainly derives from the judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU in case C-295/17 MEO.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic