Economic policy

This section reports on economic policy initiatives of the Czech government, the EU, and other entities that have a direct impact on the competitiveness of the country. It also includes information on economic priorities of the AmCham and other leading associations.

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18th February 2020 / Economic policy / Tax & Finance


AmCham Issue Analysis: Digital Services Tax is high risk for uncertain reward

Should all companies pay their fair share of tax? Yes. The combination of the EU Common Market and virtual goods make determining what is fair very complicated. 
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4th February 2020 / Economic policy / Tax & Finance


AmCham CZ: Digital Tax. Collateral Damage

The government's proposed tax on digital services is moving through Parliament just a few days after France announced it will step back from immediate implementation of its own very similar digital tax. The French decision to alter its approach came after the United States made it clear it would impose retaliatory tariffs. 
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30th December 2019 / Economic policy / Business and Industry


Affordable housing discussion on an opportunity for private investment in Prague (updated)

On December 9, the Amcham held a discussion on affordable housing, featuring Prague City Hall Council member and Deputy Mayor for Prague 7 (Praha Sobě) Lenka Burgerová, IPR SDM Section Director Jaromír Hainc, co-Executive Director of The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Support Center and Fair Housing Legal Clinic professor Michael Seng and Head of Housing Policy Department at the Ministry of Regional Development Marie Mohylová, Deputy Minister for Coordination of EU funds and international relations Section Daniela Grabmüllerová, PasserInvest Business Development Director Eduard Forejt, and Senior Associate at Squire Patton Boggs Lenka Nová. We discussed how the public administration on both national and regional levels plans to deal with a lack of housing in Prague and rapidly growing prices.
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4th December 2019 / Economic policy / Tax & Finance


AmCham Tax Policy Outlook with Finance Deputy Minister Stanislav Kouba

On November 28, we discussed with Deputy Finance Minister Stanislav Kouba the impact of digital tax on the Czech economy. Among other issues we talked about fair taxation, efficiency of revenue collection in the Czech Republic, proposed amendment to VAT Act, reverse charge, changes in Income Tax, labour taxation and ecological tax.
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