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Step 5] Different requirements for EU Citizens and 3rd-Country Nationals!

After you get the trade license with ICO from the Trade License Register, you are able to trade, but you are still not registered completely in the czech system. To follow are the tax office, the social security and health insurance.

The registration at Tax / Social / Health is actually more complicated than the Trade License registration itself, because those systems are not united and require separate registrations for each(!). It involves more steps, more documents than the Trade License registration. Therefore, we do not send in the documents but visit every office personally to make sure the registration is done correctly - it also has the benefit we get the proof of registration usually on the spot, instead of waiting for it for weeks before it gets sent by mail.


EU Citizens and 3rd-Country National with Temporary / Permanent Residence Permit:

  • We will register you at Tax, Social, Health, using your 'rodne císlo'
  • Social Security is to be paid monthly, see next page for the monthly fees.
  • Public Health Care is to be paid monthly, see next page for the monthly fees.
  • Income Tax is paid once a year, after we file your Income Tax Return.

For 3rd-Country Nationals on a Visa:

  • You probably do not have a 'rodne císlo', so at each authority you will get a separate number
  • Social Security is to be paid monthly, see next page for the monthly fees.
  • Health Insurance: there is no need to register or pay monthly in to the public health care system *
  • Income Tax is paid once a year, after we file your Income Tax Return.

Note I: Unless you have worked as employee before in EU, are working in CZ as employee or your country has a bi-lateral agreement with Czech Republic.In these cases you will also be (or should be )in the czech public health care system.



Step 6] Consultation after registration

Once all registastions have been done, we will invite you for a second consultation. During it, we will explain how much and when to pay Social Charges and Public Health Contributions to which bank accounts, how to invoice clients and how to prepare for the extension of your Business Visa in 6 months (if applicable). Of course we answer any questions you may have.

After it, you will be be fully registered and fully prepared to work as self-employed / freelancer in Czech Republic.

Specifics on Social Insurance / Health Insurance / Tax / VAT

The pages up to know have been discribing the proces, on the next few pages we'll go into financial details about Social Charges, Health Insurance, Income Tax and VAT.

Continue to: Social Charges for a Trade License

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