Corporate Tax in the Czech Republic

Overview by
Tax Base For Resident and Foreign Companies
All Czech tax residents are subject to these taxes on their worldwide income and capital gains, while Czech tax nonresidents are taxed only on their income from Czech sources.
The tax residency of a legal entity is its seat or place of effective management in the Czech Republic.

Tax Rate

Corporate tax 19%
 Income from investment and pension funds Reduced rate of 5%
Tax Rate For Foreign Companies
Investment income received by Czech companies from abroad forms a separate tax base that is taxed at 15%.
The income tax rate is the same for foreign and domestic investors.


Branches are taxed at the same rate as local companies. There are no excess-profit or alternative minimum taxes.

Capital Gains Taxation
Capital gains are taxed at the normal corporate income tax rate.
Main Allowable Deductions and Tax Credit
Tax deductible costs are similar to that in other countries (if incurred in order to generate, assure and maintain the taxable income): tax depreciation on assets, purchased material and services, wages, salaries and social security and health contributions.

Tax deductible items: charitable donations, research and development costs allowance, acumulated tax losses carried forward from previous year, tax relief. For any additional information.

Other Corporate Taxes
Withholding taxes, value added tax, real property tax and real estate tax, tax on operators of photovoltaic power plants. For any additional information access the PKF Tax Guide on the Czech Republic.

Country Comparison For Corporate Taxation

  Czech Republic Eastern Europe & Central Asia United States Germany
Number of Payments of Taxes per Year 12.0 41.7 11.0 16.0
Time Taken For Administrative Formalities (Hours) 557.0 313.9 187.0 215.0
Total Share of Taxes (% of Profit) 48.8 41.2 46.8 48.2

Source: Doing Business

Note: *The Greater the Index, the More Transparent the Conditions of Transactions. **The Greater the Index, the More the Manager is Personally Responsible. *** The Greater the Index, the Easier it Will Be For Shareholders to Take Legal Action. **** The Greater the Index, the Higher the Level of Investor Protection.

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