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.

Spotlight issue

25th May 2021 / Economic policy / Tax & Finance

Amcham´s comments to Act on Digital Tax (3rd reading in Parliament)

We write to express our concerns over the adoption of a Czech Digital Tax on a targeted group of companies that provide the platforms for the creation and international growth of innovative business. 
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4th June 2021 / Economic policy / Tax & Finance

Financing Europe’s recovery: Erste Group supports EU programme

European Union will issue up to 800 billion euros by end-2026 to finance EU’s recovery Erste Group only bank with key focus on CEE region in EU’s Primary Dealer Network  
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16th December 2020 / Economic policy / Tax & Finance

Piggy banks grow fatter in Central and Eastern Europe in Covid times

Average monthly savings and investment volume rose in all CEE markets in 2020, continuing uptrend over past five years Across region, increasing importance attached to putting money aside, but level of satisfaction with savings and investments varies widely Key drivers for putting money aside: “rainy days”, planned purchases and safeguarding for old age Widespread popularity of traditional products like savings books and building savings also reflects risk aversion among CEE savers
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21st September 2020 / Economic policy / Tax & Finance

Who will benefit from abolition of super-gross wage?

The government has decided to proceed with the long-promised abolition of the super-gross wage, while at the same time introducing the progression of personal income tax. The Chamber of Deputies is currently debating an amendment to tax laws, which has already passed the first reading. The coalition has now agreed to submit an amending proposal abolishing the super-gross wage. Who will pay less and who will pay more tax if it is passed?
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic