How the Application works:
How the Application works? (Basic steps)
1. Registration - on the beginning you need to register to our Application
2. Questionair - you need to answer the questionair regarding your personal data and income
3. Payment - you pay by a payment card
4. Download - you download your tax return and summary letter
5. Print - you print the tax return
6. Mail - you mail or bring the tax return to the tax office based on instructions OR you can pay extra 200 czk to us to file the tax return on your behalf
(If you don`t have printer, check FAQ "I don`t have a printer . How can I get my tax return?")
Why is Czech Taxes Online application better than other similar applications for tax return preparation?
These are the main differences
compared to other similar applications:
Help on the chat – if you are not sure with anything, you can easily reach us from Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and chat with us.
We will review your tax return to make sure it is made correctly (there is an extra fee for this).
The application includes Statement of income for the Social insurance office (ČSSZ) and for the Health insurance company (Přehledy).
You will receive a Summary letter with detailed instructions on how to proceed further after completing the tax return.
What can I do if I I did not receive registration email for access to application?
Check the SPAM folder. If you can not find registration email there, than please contact our support: firstname.lastname@example.org
What can the CzechTaxesOnline support desk (email@example.com ) do for me?
We can find out your DIC (tax number) and Variable symbol (for social insurance)
We can edit your data in the tax return, if you allow us to
We can contact the tax office in case you don’t get your refund
We can edit the invoice if you need
We can trace your payment to our bank account
Can I edit my tax return after the fee payment?
How can I pay for the Application?
I did not download the tax return; can I do it later?
Will I get an invoice for the fee I paid?
When the Application is not Suitable for you:
Does the Application allow me to send the tax return through my databox (=Datová schránka)?
We will guide you how to send correctly the .XML form to the tax office.
What is a databox (= Datová schránka)?
Does the Application allow me to deduct taxes I've paid abroad from my Czech Tax obligations?
What support does the Application give me in relation to Visa renewal requirements?
Our Application calculates the probable amount of net income which is required by the Ministry and compares it with your net income. If your net income is not high enough to match this Visa criteria, then the App will let you know and then you should either discuss the next steps with the Visa agency or follow one of our proposals, how to increase the net income.
The amount of the subsistence minimum for foreign nationals applying for renewal of business visa is set by MOI and you can read more about it here: http://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/proof-of-funds-for-the-purposes-of-a-long-term-residence.aspx
You can also find some useful forms relating to Visas application in our “Useful form” section.
Can I calculate tax from my lease income in the Application?
I don`t have a printer . How can I get my tax return?
Are the data from the past tax returns copied to this year?
YES, you log in to your account and click on the grey buttom "Use for new tax return" and all your personal data will be pre-filed to current year tax return.
Tax deadlines and payments:
When is the deadline for submitting your tax return and Statements?
The deadline for submitting your tax return to the tax office is 1.4.2022. The statements for the social security and health insurance offices must be sent to them by 2.5.2022.
If your tax return is submitted electronically, deadline is 2.5.2022. And statements for the social security and health insurance offices must be sent to them by 1.6.2022.
I am late filing; can I still file a tax return?
Yes, you can do it with our application; do it as soon as possible as the later you file the tax return the higher is the late payment penalty. The penalty is calculated from the due tax for each day of delay.
If your tax is zero, then there should be no penalty.
When do I have to pay income tax by?
When do I have to pay the final amount of social and health insurance ?
If you pay later than this deadline, a late payment penalty will be charged by Social security and health insurance office.
How do I pay tax correctly?
When will I receive my overpayment ?
Does the Application calculate my advances for income tax for next year?
How can I find out if I owe money to the Financial office?
I paid by bank transafer. When can I download my tax return with all the details?
If you pay by bank transfer it is necessary to check if the amount has actually been credited to our bank account. This takes up to 3 business days. You can then download your tax return.
Does the Application allow me to claim deduction on my non-working spouse ?
Does the Application allow me to a claim deduction for my children ?
Only one parent can claim the child benefit.
The other parent should sign the declaration saying that she/he did not claim the child benefit in her/his tax return. Our Application will provide you with this declaration. You need to enclose this declaration with the tax return.
Can I claim interest from a mortgage/loan ?
You can find the amount that can be deducted from the tax base on the confirmation of the interest paid, which banks send to their clients every year. Enclose this confirmation with your tax return as an attachment.
I need a stamped copy of my tax return
May I use this application if I do not live in Czech Republic?
Yes, you can prepare your tax return via our application even if you do not live in Czech Republic. Please choose option "Submission on behalf of you" before the payment of our fee.
I don’t know what my tax number (= DIC) is.
You can find the tax number in the registration letter from the tax office. If you don’t have it (but you know that you are registered), than you can call the tax office and ask them or we can call the tax office for you, for extra 300 czk.
However if your income tax for this year is ZERO, or you have overpayment, than you can leave it BLANK. Also if you have official birth number, then fill in the birth number and leave the DIC blank.
DIC starts with CZ68 (if you don’t have czech birth number) OR CZ and year of your birth, (for example CZ78 if you are born in 1978)
If you are not self-employed, but you need to pay the tax, you need to apply for the tax number ("VČP"). You can find the Application for the the VCP in Uselful forms.
You can contact also our support desk firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I know if the Financial office has received my tax return ?
I claimed unemployment benefit (= podpora v nezaměstnanosti) but I don’t know where I should put it on the tax return.
Do I have to have public health insurance ?
Am I required to fill in a Statement of income for the public Health insurance office?
I am self-employed, but I am not registered with the Social security office or the health insurance office.
How do I calculate my total income from self-employment?
What is Income from capital assets ?
Should I use Real expenses OR Lump sum expenses?
Real expenses are the sum of your business related
expenses; it can be material, equipment, phone bills, travel costs, goods,
accounting costs etc.
Lump sum expenses are a percentage from your income. It is usually 60%, but can be also other %, see below:
- 60% of entrepreneurial income; limited with CZK 1 200 000
- 80% of income from agricultural production, forestry and water management and income from craft trade; limited with CZK 1 600 000
- 40% of income from an independent activity and the income of the authors; limited with CZK 800 000.
How to tax and declare restrected share units (RSU) ?
If you received employment shares (RSU), these shares should be declared in „I HAD EMPLOYMENT INCOME“ section. Please use „Add another employer“ button to add another line. To gross income field write the fair market value (FMV) of employment shares at vesting date in CZK.
The employment shares should be taxed in the year of vesting.
If you sold the shares in the amount exceeding the market value (FMV), the profit (difference between selling price and FMV) should be declared under OTHER INCOME section in the tax return. To „income“ field write selling price of shares and to „expenses“ field write the market value of shares at vesting date.
What exchange rate to use for conversion foreign income into CZK?
You have to use exchange rate published by Ministry of Finance. It is exchange rate valid for whole year.