VAT in the Czech Republic

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In the Czech Republic, VAT, locally known as “Daň z přidané hodnoty (DPH),” is an indirect tax on consumption. It is applied to the added value of goods and services at different stages of the supply chain.

The Czech Republic is part of the EU VAT system and the EU single market economy. The VAT framework in each EU member state is based on the VAT Directives issued by the EU, which override local laws. In the Czech Republic, VAT administration is managed by the Tax and Customs Authorities, with the Moravian-Silesian Tax Authority responsible for entities outside the Czech Republic.

Everything you need to know about VAT registration, returns, Tax Representation (if applicable), and your legal duties in the Czech Republic is conveniently located right here!


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Introduction to VAT in the Czech Republic

Value Added Tax (VAT) is a prevalent tax imposed on most transactions between businesses and consumers within the European Union (EU) member states, including an expanding number of other countries. For seamless cross-border trade, it’s crucial that businesses adhere to compliant VAT registration, ensure accurate and timely fulfilment of VAT responsibilities, and understand their legal obligations regarding VAT registration, returns, and Tax Representation (if required), particularly in the Czech Republic.


Scope of Taxation

Economic activity encompasses both autonomous business operations and the ongoing use of physical and intangible assets for income generation, which also covers professional practices. As per Article 2(1) of the Czech VAT Act, transactions subject to taxation include:

  • Goods supplied for consideration by a taxable person in their capacity as such, with the place of supply being in the Czech Republic.
  • Services provided for consideration by a taxable person in their capacity as such, which the place of supply being in the Czech Republic.
  • Intra-Community acquisitions of goods or services made by a taxable person or non-taxable legal person, and the purchase of new means of transport from another EU member state for consideration by a non-taxable person.
  • Importation of goods into the Czech Republic.

Taxable persons include:

  • Independent organizations engaged in economic activities.
  • Non-commercial entities, like public bodies, involved in economic activities that have commercial competition.

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Czech Republic –  General VAT information



Tax authority Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic
VAT in local languages “Daň z přidané hodnoty
Currency Kč CZK
VAT number format


CZ+8 digits for legal entities
CZ+ 9 or 10 digits for entrepreneurs
VAT rates


Standard 21%; Reduced 12%
Zero-rated (0%) and exempt
Frequency Monthly or quarterly
Established CZK 1,000,000
Non-established None
Intra-Community acquisitions CZK 326,000
Intra-EU Distance sales and electronically supplied services to consumers (OSS) CZK 258,000 (EUR 10,000)
VAT Group Allowed – It is available but not mandatory
Voluntary Registration Available – If the total taxable turnover is above the registration threshold of 2 million Czech koruna in a year.
Recovery of VAT by non-established businesses Yes
Compliance Returns and Deadlines
VAT Return 25th day following the end of the filing period
Frequency Monthly, quarterly
EC Sales List 25th day following the end of the filing period
Cumulative Statement 25th day following the end of the filing period
Electronic Invoicing It is mandatory within a B2G context only.



Last Updated: 05/12/2023



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