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Czechia aims to double VAT registration threshold

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
Resident Non-resident Arrivals Dispatches
EU One-Stop Shop €10,000 €10,000 EU sellers only n/a n/a
Austria €35,000 Nil €750,000 €750,000
Belgium €25,000 Nil €1,500,000 €1,000,000
Bulgaria BGN 50,000 Nil BGN 520,000 BGN 780,000
Croatia HRK 300,000 Nil HRK 2.6m HRK 1.5m
Cyprus €15,600 Nil €180,000 €55,000
Czech Republic CZK 1m Nil CZK 12m CZK 12m
Denmark DKK 50,000 Nil DKK 13m DKK 10m
Estonia €40,000 Nil €230,000 €130,000
Finland €15,000 Nil €700,000 €700,000
France Goods €85,800 Services €34,400 Nil €460,000 €460,000
German €22,000 Nil €800,000 €500,000
Greece Nil Nil €150,000 €90,000
Hungary  HUF 12m Nil HUF 170m HUF 100m
Ireland Goods €75,000 Services €37,500 Nil €500,000 €635,000
Italy €65,000 Nil €350,000 €200,000
Latvia €40,000 Nil €220,000 €120,000
Lithuania €45,000 Nil €280,000 €200,000
Luxembourg €35,000 Nil €200,000 €150,000
Malta Goods €35,000 Other €30,000 Nil €700 €700
Netherlands €20,000 Nil €5,000,000 €1,000,000
Poland PLN 207,000 Nil PLN 4m PLN 2m
Portugal Nil Nil €350,000 €250,000
Romania RON 445,500 Nil RON 900k RON 900k
Slovakia €49,790 Nil €200,000 €400,000
Slovenia €50,000 Nil €120,000 €200,000
Spain Nil Nil €400,000 €400,000
Sweden  SEK 30,000 Nil SEK 9m SEK 4.5m
Non-EU
Montenegro €30,000 n/a n/a
Norway NOK 50,000 Nil n/a n/a
Russia RUB 8m (on application) Nil n/a n/a
Switzerland CHF 100,000 CHF 100,000 global income n/a n/a
Turkey Nil Nil n/a n/a
UK (Northern Ireland - EU Intrastat only) £85,000 Nil £500,000 £250,000

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