Czech VAT Services - Registration & Processing

Alexio.cz registers local and foreign businesses for VAT, and processes monthly- and quarterly VAT returns.

VAT Registration for Trade Licenses and SROs

Czech businesses can be registered voluntarily or have an obligation to register, depending on whether they fulfill the criteria. Then there are 2 'levels' of VAT registration - we call them 'VAT light' and 'Full VAT'. Read about the differences here: VAT Registration Types.

A tool for determining whether it is necessary to register for VAT (and for what kind), is here: VAT Evaluation Tool.

If you are planning to buy / sell in Europe or Internationally, these tables may be useful: VAT & Business Abroad

In any case, we ALSO recommend booking a consultation , since (international) VAT can be very complex - you will want to know exactly what you are getting yourself into, because a decision to register cannot be revoked easily. Contrary to popular belief, it is not always beneficial to register for VAT right away. One always needs to balance the costs and the benefits.

VAT Registration for foreign entities

Foreign entities, with no business seat in Czech Republic, can still apply for a Czech VAT number. This is necessary if the business has stock in a local warehouse (sub-suppliers to CZ-based entities, for example) and/or is selling into the Czech market. Nowadays Amazon requires their sellers to have a VAT ID.

Honesty demands to say that certainly not every request is granted by the Tax Office. It can easily take a month before registration is complete.

VAT Processing & Filing

VAT -certainly for new registrations- is processed & filed monthly (with the exception of "VAT-light") and only after 2 years from the date of first registration, a request can be filed to change this to quarterly filing.

We use a system of Dropbox / Google Drive, so it is not necesary to visit or send in paper documents - we process & file everything electronically.

Fees

Type of Service CZK EUR
VAT Registration of Czech-based entities
Note: Price depends on VAT registration type. VAT-Light: 1500, Full VAT obligatory: 3500, Full VAT voluntary: 5000 (because of additional prepration of documents). In case of Full VAT registration, the Tax Office will require up-to-date accounting (charged separately)
1.500 - 5.000 60 - 200
CZ VAT ID Registration for Foreign entities
Note: Price depends on VAT registration type and number of pages of the foreign company extract that need to be court translated. Deposit is for a standard Czech VAT ID registration + 2 pages Court-translations (@ 1500/page). The Tax Office may require additional proof of reasons for registration (service charged separately @ 1000 CZK/hour)
Deposit 7.500 Deposit 300
VAT Deregistration
Note: The Tax Office may require up-to-date accounting (charged separately)
3.500 140
VAT Reports (sent in electronically monthly / quarterly)
(excluding preparational monthly / quarterly accounting work)
750 / pcs 30 / pcs
Kontrolni Hlaseni (electronic filing, only in case of VAT transactions within Czech Republic)
(only in combination with a VAT Report AND only in the months that invoices were sent to CZ customers or expenses were made in CZ)
500 / pcs 20 / pcs
EC Sales Lists (electronic filing, only in case of VAT to EU clients)
(only in combination with a VAT Report AND only in the months that invoices were sent to EU customers)
500 / pcs 20 / pcs
Preparational Accounting work before a VAT Return can be filed.
Hourly fee depends on complexity.
750-1500 / hour 30-60 / hour
The deadline for providing papers is the 5th of each month. Clients that do not provide all documents by the fifth run the risk that there will not be enough time to process the papers during office hours (hourly fee outside office hours +50%) or not before the deadline (which results in penalties from the Tax Office)

A full overview of Accounting- and Business Services can be found here: Pricelist for Accounting and Business Services