CJEU deals with actual supplier and related right to deduct VAT

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled on a question referred by the Czech Supreme Administrative Court whether the recipient of a taxable supply could be entitled to deduct VAT even if they were unable to properly prove the identity…

Extended panel of the Supreme Administrative Court to rule on deadline for filing…

In its recent judgment, the Supreme Administrative Court again dealt with the possibility of filing additional tax returns in situations where subjective deadlines had elapsed. What is the consequence of non-compliance with subjective deadlines, and…

SAC once again restrains tax administrators from collecting tax, cost what it may

The Supreme Administrative Court has published a long-awaited judgment in the case of the pharmaceutical company ELI LILLY ČR, s.r.o., which concerned the invoicing of marketing and distribution costs. The company sought to achieve minimum…

Application of time test to proceeds from sale of former cooperative apartment

If you intend to sell an apartment that had been in cooperative ownership (owned by a housing cooperative in which you were a member) before you became its owner, beware of calculating the time test: the period of time of the membership in the…

Regional court: tax administrator erred in applying transfer pricing rules to…

The Regional Court in Hradec Králové sided with the taxpayer against a tax administrator who, without any basis in law, treated a part of a company's transactions with independent entities as controlled transactions. The tax administrator then…

Taxpayer (yet again) fails to bear burden of proof regarding advertising services

The Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) ruled against the taxpayer and dismissed a cassation complaint in a dispute concerning the refusal of the right to deduct VAT on received advertising services. In the SAC’s opinion, if the extent of the supply…

Constitutional Court: employees deserve wages for on-call breaks

The Constitutional Court stood up for a firefighter from Ostrava airport. During his break from work, the firefighter had to remain ready to intervene even at the farthest point of the airport within three minutes. According to his employer, he was…

Interest on interest in tax proceedings

In its recent judgment, the Supreme Administrative Court confirmed that taxpayers are entitled to compensation for late declared and paid interest on the tax administrator's unlawful conduct – again, in the form of interest on the tax administrator…

CJEU: conditions for denying right to deduct VAT if invoice includes fictitious…

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) dealt with the question of whether a recipient of a taxable supply in the reverse charge regime may be denied the right to deduct VAT if the invoice indicated a fictitious supplier.

Unequal pay: Constitutional Court rejects Czech Post's complaint

You may remember the case of a Czech Post driver who objected to his pay not being the same as that of a colleague in Prague. The Constitutional Court has now sided with the Supreme Court's decision that external social and economic conditions, such…

Court rejects possibility of increasing investment incentive tax credit through…

The Regional Court in Hradec Králové confirmed the tax administrator’s opinion that it is not possible to increase the insurmountable total of tax credits through discounting and thus effectively draw an investment incentive in a higher amount than…

Contributions to insurance company viewed as price reduction for VAT purposes

Judgment C-717/19 (Boehringer Ingelheim) dealt with a question of whether for VAT purposes, contributions paid to an insurance company for subsidised medicines constitute a reduction in the invoiced price. The Court of Justice of the European Union …