Market Taxation Guide - Czech Republic

20.10.2016

This Market Taxation Guide (Czech Republic) provides the following details:

  • Reference information about all taxes applied at source, through Clearstream Banking and its local depositories, to securities deposited in Clearstream Banking; and
  • Instructions for obtaining relief at source or a refund of withholding tax, where these are available, through Clearstream Banking.

New and improved tax information and procedures that become available will be included on an ongoing basis.

Important note:

This Market Taxation Guide (including any attachments and other links) is for informational purposes only and is not intended and should not be considered to be legal advice on any subject matter. Readers of this Market Taxation Guide, whether customers or otherwise, should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information included in this Market Taxation Guide without seeking appropriate legal or other professional advice.

Withholding tax

Debt Securities

Holding restriction

Withholding tax rate

Relief at source

Quick refund

Standard refund

No

35% a

Residents of Double Taxation Treaty (DTT) countries

Yes

Yes

Yes

European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) pension funds

Yes

Yes

Yes

EU/EEA residents

Yes

Yes

Yes

Central banks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Supranational and International Organisations

Yes

Yes

Yes

Czech legal entities

Yes

Yes

No

Czech individuals

Yes

Yes

No

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a. For bonds issued before 31/12/2012, our depository applies a special calculation method (per 1 bond and rounded down), so that the effective tax rate may be lower than 35%.

Equities

Holding restriction

Withholding tax rate

Relief at source

Quick refund

Standard refund

No

35%

Residents of Double Taxation Treaty (DTT) countries

Yes

Yes

Yes

EU/EEA pension funds

Yes

Yes

Yes

EU/EEA residents

Yes

Yes

Yes

Central banks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Supranational and International Organisations

Yes

Yes

Yes

Czech legal entities

Yes

Yes

No

Czech individuals

Yes

Yes

No

Capital gains tax

There is no capital gains tax withheld through Clearstream Banking on securities held in Clearstream Banking. Capital gains tax may however be payable on specific gains. Clearstream Banking does not assist in this regard. Please consult your tax advisor for further information.

Securement tax

The securement tax or collateral tax is the tax applicable to the sale of local securities to foreign investors (investors from EU/EEA area which do not have any DTT in place with Czech Republic) by local brokers. The securement tax rate is 1% and it is directly withheld by local brokers. Therefore, the tax should be included in the total price paid by foreign investors. Clearstream Banking does not assist in this regard. Please consult your tax advisor for further information.

Stamp Duty

There is no stamp duty withheld through Clearstream Banking on securities held in Clearstream Banking. Stamp duty may however be payable on specific transactions. Clearstream Banking does not assist in this regard. Please consult your tax advisor for further information.