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.
2023 EU VAT registration & Intrastat reporting threshold
|Country||VAT Registration thresholds||Intrastat thresholds|
|Resident||Non-resident||Arrivals||Dispatches||Arrivals Statistical||Dispatches Statistical|
|EU One-Stop Shop||€10,000||€10,000 EU sellers only||-||-||-||-|
|Bulgaria||BGN 100,000||Nil||BGN 700,000||BGN 1m||€7.3m||€14.7m|
|Czechia||CZK 2m||Nil||CZK 12m||CZK 12m||CZK 12m||CZK 12m|
|Denmark||DKK 50,000||Nil||DKK 22m||DKK 11m||DKK 22m||DKK 11m|
|France||Goods €85,800 Services €34,400||Nil||€460,000||€460,000||€460,000||€460,000|
|Hungary||HUF 12m||Nil||HUF 250m||HUF 140m||HUF 5bn||HUF 14bn|
|Ireland||Goods €75,000 Services €37,500||Nil||€500,000||€635,000||€5m||€34m|
|Italy||€85,000||Nil||See country guide||See country guide||See country guide||See country guide|
|Malta||Goods €35,000 Other €30,000||Nil||€700||€700||€700||€700|
|Poland||PLN 207,000||Nil||PLN 5m||PLN 2.7m||PLN 80m||PLN 128m|
|Romania||RON 445,500||Nil||RON 1m||RON 1m||RON 10m||RON 20m|
|Sweden||SEK 80,000||Nil||SEK 15m||SEK 4.5m||SEK 15m||SEK 4.5m|
|Russia||RUB 8m (on application)||Nil||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Switzerland||CHF 100,000||CHF 100,000 global income||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|UK (Northern Ireland - EU Intrastat only)||£85,000||Nil||£500,000||£250,000||n/a||n/a|