Economic policy / Tax & Finance

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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17th June 2020 / Economic policy / Tax & Finance


Liberation package III postpones filing of tax returns and payment of tax

In Financial Bulletin No. 9, the Ministry of Finance has published a third liberation package, generally and under certain conditions waiving tax, interest, and penalties. Among other things, sanctions for the late filing of personal and corporate income tax returns for 2019 and for late tax payments shall be waived as long as the return is filed and the tax paid by 18 August 2020. This does not apply to taxpayers administered by the Specialised Tax Authority.
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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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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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