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

1st December 2020 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

MAZARS REPORT: Economy and Financial Markets 12/2020

Dear readers, We would like to take this opportunity to send you the third issue of "MAZARS REPORT: Economy and Financial Markets”, in which we follow the developments on the international and local markets for you on a quarterly basis. You will learn the latest information about current stock developments, exchange rates, interest rates and commodities. Thanks to the review, you will get oriented in the developments of GDP, inflation and in other key macroeconomic data and indicators. Thanks to the review, you will get oriented in the developments of GDP, inflation and in other key macroeconomic data and indicators. We are sure that this review will become a useful guide for you through the currently unstable economic developments and perhaps help you minimise the risks connected with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the worldwide economy. ​​​​​​​We wish you a pleasant reading. Yours Mazars
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2nd November 2020 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

Czech digital tax: when and in what form to expect it

A proposal for the introduction of a digital tax has been before the chamber of deputies for several months now. The originally proposed effectiveness from mid-2020 has come and gone. The introduction of this tax is currently being debated again.
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25th September 2020 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

Who dares wins: European M&A Outlook 2020

Who dares wins: European M&A Outlook 2020 European dealmaking downcast, but distressed opportunities emerging London, 22 September 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on European dealmaking activity. However, opportunities remain for those willing to take risks, according to the eighth edition of the European M&A Outlook, published by CMS in association with Mergermarket. The report is a comprehensive assessment of dealmaking sentiment in the European M&A market.  It canvasses the opinions of 230 senior Europe-based executives, from corporate and private equity firms, about their expectations for M&A in the year ahead.
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23rd September 2020 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

Mazars CEE Tax Guide 2020: Czech and Slovak republics among 21 countries with the highest level of labour taxation

The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Russia lead the rankings of the 21 CEE countries where employers and employees have to pay the highest mandatory contributions to social and health insurance. This is according to the international MAZARS CEE Tax Guide, which monitors the development of direct and indirect tax, labour expenses, wage levels and the area of transfer pricing.
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14th September 2020 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

How does one become an aviation insurance expert? By chance, of course.

Hana Kulhová, Head of the Aviation Department at RENOMIA, laughs today as she tells us how it all got started. From the whole manual that she had to read over the weekend, to her position as one of the top experts in a narrowly specialized field, it was an extremely interesting and not at all easy journey. “You don’t become an expert on anything overnight. If so, I must have done something wrong,” she comments with a sense of perspective as a woman who has gained clients with her experience and ability to understand all their problems and difficulties throughout her impressive career. Her specialization was – and still is – rare in the Czech Republic. All the more so, as the field of aviation is generally the domain of men. And you know what? Hana Kulhová does not care at all.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic