Waiver of VAT on COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and respirators

The Minister of Finance has decided to waive VAT on supplies of in-vitro diagnostic medical devices for COVID-19 testing and COVID-19 vaccinations. The decision shall be in effect from 16 December 2020 to 31 December 2022 and has been published in…

Third call to apply for COVID – Rent support

The COVID - Rent programme, partly compensating for rent-related expenses for selected retail outlets and facilities providing services, will open for the third time. The third call directly follows the previous call. Moreover, the deadline for…

OECD on loss situation due to COVID

Lower levels of demand. Disruptions to supply chains. Increases in exceptional, nonrecurring operational costs. These are the key factors which have led to a loss situation faced by many companies of multinational groups during the COVID-19 pandemic…

Old/new programmes to support employers at the time of the pandemic

At the turn of December and January, the government approved a series of compensatory measures with a total value of CZK 10 billion. Some compensatory measures are brand new; other represent only extensions of existing ones. Below we summarise those…

OECD guidance on the transfer pricing implications of the COVID-19 pandemic

The unique economic conditions arising from COVID-19 and government responses to it have resulted in challenges for the application of the arm’s length principle. To enhance tax certainty in the face of such challenges, the Organisation for Economic…

Losing Antivirus contributions owing to formal errors

The Antivirus Programme is considered one of the most successful and best performing support programmes that the government introduced during the pandemic. According to statistics published by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs at the end of…

Another tax liberation package waives default interest on selected taxes and some…

The Ministry of Finance is waiving default interest on VAT and road tax for entities in selected sectors of industry, and default interest and interest on deferred tax amount where the deferment of tax payment or payment of tax in instalments was…

Second wave of emergency carer’s allowance

As in the spring, the government has responded to the second wave of the pandemic by taking steps to financially support both employers and employees, as well as the self-employed. Among other things, the measures adopted include an ‘emergency’…

Antivirus A Plus – improved support for closed businesses

On 14 October 2020, the government extended Regime A of the Antivirus programme until the end of the year, and at the same time launched Regime A Plus with retroactive effect from October 1. The new regime offers significantly more favourable…

Travellers’ Traffic Light (Semafor) changing colours

On 9 November 2020, the Czech Ministry of Health disclosed a measure regulating the rules for foreign nationals arriving and staying in the Czech Republic. Countries are divided into three groups according to the level of risk of infection and are…

Ministry of the Interior’s operations limited during pandemic

As the pandemic develops, the functioning of some departments of the Ministry of the Interior, namely the Department of Asylum and Migration Policy (OAMP) and the Department of the Foreigners’ Police, has been changed. Until now, only clients with…

Investment incentives: Possibility to extend the deadline for meeting general terms…

In record time, the chamber of deputies and the senate have passed a draft government amendment to the Act on Investment Incentives allowing support recipients affected by the coronavirus pandemic to apply for the extension of the deadline for…