Are you obliged to register for VAT in the Czech Republic? We have summarized some useful information that can help you during the VAT registration process.
VAT registration process for foreign companies in the Czech Republic
Foreign companies may face difficulties right at the beginning of the process. The first reason is that VAT registration in the Czech Republic is possible only in electronic form – the applicant may use either a data box or a verified electronic signature. However, it is difficult for companies that were not established in the Czech Republic to gain them. The foreign company, therefore, needs a representative in the Czech Republic who will represent the company and, on the basis of a signed power of attorney, arrange the registration for value-added tax or VAT One Stop Shop (OSS) on its behalf.
Another barrier may be the language. The official language of the Czech tax authorities is solely the local language, therefore all communication and documents must be in Czech. It is the duty of the abovementioned representative to ensure the professional communication with tax administrators, including answering any additional questions and mitigating doubts.
VAT registration process and related documentation
In general, for the Czech VAT registration the following documents are needed:
- Excerpt from the Commercial register
- Confirmation of VAT registration in your country
- Confirmation of bank account
- Cover letter explaining your planned / ongoing business activities in the Czech Republic
- Additional documents depending on the reason for VAT registration
The processing of VAT registration by the tax authorities takes approximately 3 to 6 weeks (usually the tax authorities have additional questions during the VAT registration process). And the process does not end with registration itself. The company must then take care of the related obligations – regular filing of Czech VAT returns, Intrastat reports or customs declarations.
Professional support in the registration process
Due to the volatility and regularly excessive requirements of the Czech tax authorities, we are here to assist you and ease the Czech VAT registration process for you. Benefit from an individual approach and let our tax professionals handle all your matters. We are able to reduce the VAT registration process to less than two weeks, while acting in your best interests.
Our services include:
- Representation before tax authorities
- Ensuring VAT or OSS registration
- Communication with tax administrators
- Translation of all necessary documents into Czech language
Our tax specialists have experience with countless VAT registrations per year and will be happy to arrange VAT registration for you as well. If your company is obliged to register for VAT in the Czech Republic and you are looking for a reliable advisor, do not hesitate to contact our team.