New government aims to stimulate struggling economy by reducing tax and compliance burden for small businesses
UPDATE: this proposal has been paused until at least 2023.
The new Czech government is aiming to increase the resident VAT registration threshold from CZK 1 million to CZK 2 million (approx €82,000) per annum. Once above this limit, businesses should apply for a VAT
There is no VAT registration threshold for non-resident supplying relevant taxable goods or services. Check EU VAT registration thresholds here.
The coalition government, sworn in last month, faces high unemployment rates, ballooning inflation and a large government deficit. It had already announced the measure last year, but a delay in the start of the government delayed implementation.
Permission to raise VAT registration requires EC permission
The rise will require an application to the European Commission, but this should be forthcoming. Under the terms of the EU VAT Directive, member states are limited to a threshold of €35,000 – which is around the CZK 1million threshold. From 2025, EU VAT registration cap of €35,000 will be raised to €85,000.
The EC will generally grant a temporary rise and derogation from the Directive and the Ministry of Finance is aiming for a three-year permission to the end of 2024. At this point, there can be an evaluation of the effects.
2022 EU VAT registration and Intrastat reporting threshold
|Country||VAT Registration threshold||Intrastat threshold|
|EU One-Stop Shop||€10,000||€10,000 EU sellers only||n/a||n/a|
|Bulgaria||BGN 50,000||Nil||BGN 520,000||BGN 780,000|
|Croatia||HRK 300,000||Nil||HRK 2.6m||HRK 1.5m|
|Czech Republic||CZK 2m||Nil||CZK 12m||CZK 12m|
|Denmark||DKK 50,000||Nil||DKK 13m||DKK 10m|
|France||Goods €85,800 Services €34,400||Nil||€460,000||€460,000|
|Hungary||HUF 12m||Nil||HUF 170m||HUF 100m|
|Ireland||Goods €75,000 Services €37,500||Nil||€500,000||€635,000|
|Malta||Goods €35,000 Other €30,000||Nil||€700||€700|
|Poland||PLN 207,000||Nil||PLN 4m||PLN 2m|
|Romania||RON 445,500||Nil||RON 900k||RON 900k|
|Sweden||SEK 30,000||Nil||SEK 9m||SEK 4.5m|
|Russia||RUB 8m (on application)||Nil||n/a||n/a|
|Switzerland||CHF 100,000||CHF 100,000 global income||n/a||n/a|
|UK (Northern Ireland - EU Intrastat only)||£85,000||Nil||£500,000||£250,000|