A company whose turnover over the last 12 months exceeded CZK 1,000,000 is obliged to register to pay VAT. For obligatory registration, a company in most cases has 15 days following the end of the month when the conditions were met. It also possible to register voluntarily for VAT (at any time), for example if the company has large VAT expenses but has not yet reached CZK 1,000,000 threshold in revenue.
The registration request must be submitted electronically and includes the following information:
- Name and registered office of company
- List of other VAT numbers and registration dates in the European Union
- Bank account in CZK at a Czech bank
- Original excerpt from the Commercial Register
- Description of the nature of the business
All documents must be translated into Czech (legally certified translation is required). The tax authorities have 30 days to process the registration request after submission. The whole process of VAT registration usually takes one to two months, depending on quality of the submitted documents. After registration, the tax office allocates a VAT number (DIČ) to the company, which serves to identify payments from the payer.
In case of distance selling, the threshold determining whether you need to pay VAT for sales to Czech customers is CZK 1,140,000.