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How to register for VAT in the Czech Republic? | News Flash

June 19, 2024

Are you obligated 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 to register for VAT in the Czech Republic the applicant has to use an electronic form – either through a data box or a verified electronic signature. However, it is difficult for companies that were not established in the Czech Republic to obtain these. The foreign company, therefore, needs a representative in the Czech Republic who will represent the company and, based on a signed power of attorney, arrange the registration for Value Added Tax (VAT) 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 Czech, therefore all communication and documents must be in Czech.  It is the duty of the aforementioned representative to ensure professional communication with tax administrators, including answering any additional questions and mitigating doubts.

VAT registration process and related documentation

In general, to register for VAT in the Czech Republic, you will need the following documents:

  • 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). 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.

Register for VAT in the Czech Republic: Professional support in the 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 obligated to register for VAT in the Czech Republic and you are looking for a reliable advisor, do not hesitate to contact our team.

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