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Registering a Czech Trade License the quick and easy way!
Getting a trade license in Prague / Czech Republic is quick and easy if you use our services!
We register your živnostenský list and register you at the taxoffice, social office and health insurance.
Also, we can help you with your residence permit and business visa application or extension.
Take it from us, you are not going to save any time or money trying to do this yourself.
Included in the price is also 2 hours of consultation (quite important for a succesful start):
-Before you have the license, we'll look at your situation: your visa / residence permit possibilities, whether the trade license is the best option for you, social / health insurance questions, Accounting / Tax / VAT questions etc. etc.
-After you got the license, we'll tell you how and what to pay monthly, explain how to create an invoice, and give you training how to comply to czech rules and visa (extension) requirements.
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Some Basic Facts on the Czech Trade License:
A Trade License is called "Živnostenský list" in the Czech language.
A Trade License is called "Živ. list" or even "zivno" by most foreigners.
A Živnostenský list is easier, cheaper and faster to setup (and stop) than an sro (a company),
but yet it entitles you to do exactly the same kind of business.
"Živnostenský list" does not mean "small business", you can have a turnover of millions and even employees
You can have a Živnostenský list and be employee or director of an sro at the same time,
or put it on hold while you're employee / director.
With a Trade License you pay far less taxes and are able to deduct more expenses than an employee. It is even more beneficial than being direcor / employee of your own sro.
From 2011 on, registration at the Commercial Court (Obchodní Soud) is not necessary anymore,
so no extra 6.000 CZK court fee anymore.
Most 3-rd Country Nationals need a long-term D-Visa for business purposes.
The first D-Visa is now only for 6 months and not 1 year anymore (2011 change).
Note that from 2011 on, it is only possible to change the purpose of stay from employment / student to business after a minimum of 2 years of stay(!).
Other benefits of a Trade License :
With a Trade License there is no need to apply for a work permit because you are not an employee !
Many companies prefer to have workes on a trade license instead of offering a job as employee because of the extreme difficulties of getting a work permit and also because they save on social- and health charges.
Secondly, if you lose your job as employee, also your work permit and visa expires. With a trade license this doesn't happen. You may lose your client, but not your long-term business visa.
So... get your živnostenský list now, there are plenty of business- and freelance opportunities, especially in Prague.
On the next page we explain what documents we will need to register your trade license.