COVID-19 vaccinations for employees posted abroad

Vaccinations against COVID-19 are in full swing in the Czech Republic. Currently, 30-year-olds may register to get their shots; from June, registration should open for all persons over the age of 16. This means that virtually the entire productive…

Municipal Court holds protective measure contrary to law - rules for returning from abroad change

On Wednesday 31 March, the Municipal Court in Prague annulled part of the protective measure regulating the crossing of state borders, on the grounds of it being contrary to law, effective 5 April. The Ministry of Health responded on Saturday by…

Waiver of sanctions for late filing of 2020 income tax returns

With respect to the persisting effects of the SARS-COV-2 pandemic, the Ministry of Finance has issued another liberation measure that under certain conditions waives the penalties charged to taxpayers for the late filing of income tax returns for…

New COVID-related business support programmes

The government announced new programmes to support business activities: COVID – Uncovered Costs and COVID – 2021. Applications will again have to be submitted through the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Agenda Information System (AIS MPO) portal as…

Obligatory testing of employees

On 1 March 2021, the Ministry of Health issued an extraordinary measure, ordering the obligatory testing of employees at companies. The measure is effective from 3 March 2021 until further notice.

New arrival rules for the Czech Republic

Since 1 March, a new protective measure of the Ministry of Health has been in effect, yet again tightening the rules for arrival from abroad and changing the existing ‘traffic light’ system (Semafor). For the purposes of this measure, foreign…

Transfer pricing - comparability analysis in times of COVID-19

The unprecedented changes in the economic environment following the outbreak of COVID-19 have created unique challenges for setting prices in intra-group transactions. The correct setting or verification of transfer prices for the past year while…

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…