VAT registration in Czechia for companies


If the company is not based in the Czech Republic and provides taxable goods or services, it may be necessary to obtain a non-resident VAT number. According to the European VAT Directive, foreign suppliers are required to register VAT in the Czech Republic in certain designated circumstances.

VAT registration in Czechia for companies:

However, there are exceptions. In some situations, despite the fact that the company’s location or branch is not located in the Czech Republic, the company must register VAT in the Czech Republic. If you know that you need to register VAT in the Czech Republic, do not hesitate and contact us and we will help you.

When is VAT registration in Czechia required?

⇒ Imports of goods from outside the European Union to the Czech Republic;

⇒ Purchase and sale of products in the Czech Republic;

⇒ Sales of goods from the Czech Republic that are delivered to customers outside the Czech Republic (this applies to business and private customers);

⇒ Purchase and sale of products in Czechia without leaving products from the country of purchase or sale;

Using the Amazon Fulfilment Service (FBA) as a Czech service provider for shipping products from a warehouse in the Czech Republic;

⇒ sending goods between and to another EU member state (intra-Community supplies);

⇒ storage of goods in the Czech Republic for sale, distribution or consignment;

⇒ mail-order sales of goods to natural persons by EU companies registered for VAT (e.g. online retail sales via the Amazon platform) and exceeding the Czech delivery threshold of CZK 1,140,000 per year;

organization of live events (conferences related to art or education) in Czechia;

own delivery of goods.

How can I register VAT in Czechia?

The application for VAT registration should be submitted electronically via Tax Office in the Czech Republic.  Then you need to scan the necessary documents, which we attach to the registration form. All documents must be translated into Czech. Sworn translation is necessary in this case. 

Original documents must be sent by post to the Tax Office. It is helpful for the office to send, together with the original documents, a copy of the electronic VAT registration so that the tax administration has no problem identifying and linking the electronic application with the paper one.

The Czech Tax Office has 30 days to verify the documents submitted. In the event that any document is missing or errors appear in the completed application, the Tax Office must send an official request to supplement the submitted data accordingly.

What documents do we need to register VAT?

In order to register a company for the purposes of Czech VAT, we need the necessary documents to do so. These are usually documents such as:

Company founder’s certificate;

Company registration document;

A copy of the owner’s ID card;

The articles of association (translation may be required);

Short description of planned business activities in the Czech Republic.

If you need help with the registration, contact us.

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Registration Vat Czechia
Country CodeCZ
Local VAT no.CZ + 10 characters
Mail order threshold1,140,000 CZK
Submission of VAT returnsVAT returns are submitted monthly or quarterly depending on the turnover carried out in the Czech Republic
Annual declarationNo
Waiting time for registrationsUp to 2 months
Standard VAT rate21%
Reduced VAT rate10%
European Union Member Stateyes, since 2004