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You may be used to calling it self-employment, independent worker, sole proprietor, one-man business, freelancer, external contractor, sole trader, private or individual entrepreneur, or LLC, but in Czech Republic this is known as Živnostenský List (Živno for short) or a Trade License in English which makes you an Osoba Samostatně Výdělečně Činná - OSVČ (An independently earning person).

For indepth information (limitations and possibilities of a trade license) see What is a Trade License?

One of the best ways to confidently start a Self-Employed business in Czech Republic is to Book a Consultation so you fully understand

  • Why a Trade License and not another business type
  • What you can and can't do with a Trade License
  • how much Tax / Social / Health you are going to pay,
  • Whether you need to register for VAT
  • Invoicing abroad in foreign currencies
  • what documents are required for registration of a trade license,
  • which different steps the registration process has,
  • how to apply for a visa / residence permit
  • and most of all: what not to do!
Having received answers to these questions with the help of our business consultations, you can set up as small entrepreneur and avoid mistakes, and save time, effort and energy for the development of your own business.

Our Advantages

Our core business since 2008 is Accounting, Taxes, VAT services and Business Consultancy. We have served 100s of clients and filled in 1000s of Income Tax and VAT Returns by now. This is the big difference with most registration agents in Czech Republic. Many *only* register trade licenses and have no idea about business abroad, combined employee income, dividends or other (foreign) sources of income. Some *may* cooperate with an accountant. But we ARE accountants and business consultants. And that makes an essential difference!

We offer excellent Business Consultation for ordinary people. Our typical client is a one-man or one-woman operation. This requires a different approach than large companies, because 'private' and 'business' are always mixed. We have an Expat background ourselves - we know what problems and pitfalls foreigners in Czech Republic can face - especially in the beginning. We do not claim to be tax experts for all different countries - but we have a good understanding about DTAs (Double Tax Agreements), Revenue / Income from abroad, LLCs, Dividends from foreign enterprises etc.

Czech Tax Legislation is subject to change and can be quite complex. But we really want you to understand how things work - it is not difficult to get a basic understanding with our guidance. We have developed an eleborate model for Tax Planning. During the first consultation you will get pdfs with all Income Tax, Social Charges, Health Insurance calculated exactly, even if your income is a mix of (Foreign) Employment, Self-Employment, Rental Income, Investments and Dividends.

We are aware of all changes in the field of starting a small business and offer simple solutions to problems for self-employed or sole proprietors. We explain all the nuances and individual characteristics as clearly as possible for doing business in the Czech Republic.

Online Knowledge base for Expat Entrepreneurs: You can find a lot of information under 'Everything else you need to know' . Here you will find a collection of blog posts explaining the most common questions about working as a freelancer in Czech Republic. We highly recommend reading them.

Our typical client is a consultant, programmer or IT specialist, most often working from Czech Republic for a foreign company (in the EU or USA) with Revenues between 50.000 and 200.000 Euros (Dollars). Also the last few years we have more and more digital nomads as client.

About this website and our Services is operated by Alexio Consultancy LLC, local registration and accounting / tax services are either provided directly by ing. R.A v/d Munt (owner) or by Alexio Consultancy sro (Czech limited company).

We specialize in services for foreign entrepreneurs and expats in Czech Republic since 2008.

Our core business is Expat Registration of Self-Employment in Czech Republic and Accounting & Tax services (Personal Income Tax Returns, Czech / EU VAT Returns, interaction with Social- and Health authorities) for these independent contractors.

Next to these, we offer related services such as Virtual Offices, Visa / Residence Permits - everything you need to work and live in Czech Republic as sole proprietor.

We're able to answer complex questions about Business abroad, Foreign clients / income, LLCs and other foreign entities, Tax Residency (the 183-day rule), DTAs (Tax Treaties for the avoidance of double taxation between CZ and another country) and much more. Just book a 1-hour Consultation by ZOOM, Skype or Whatsapp to get clear answers.

We are proud that we have helped in over 10 years 1000s of foreigners start their business in Czech Republic.

We are here to help your business start, grow and prosper.

ing. Roald A van de Munt,
Owner / Senior Consultant

Alexio Consultancy LLC
Alexio Consultancy sro