Trade License.cz / Set up as Self-employed / Freelancer / Sole Proprietor

Important Notice valid from 21/10/2020

Due to the government resolution of 21/10/2020 to reduce interpersonal contact and (partly) close certain types of businesses and government offices hereby we would like to announce the following:

We are functioning, but with the following restrictions:
  • (so far) Accounting services have not been forced to close down, but colleagues will work from home as much as possible and may respond slower,
  • Government offices will be open only twice a week for 5 hours - it is to be expected that registrations and obtaining documents will take longer than usual,
  • For certain tasks it is possible to use electronic communication (via the datova schranka). However, our experience from the last lock down is that this does not lead to faster response from the authorities, since an estimated 60% of the government employees is anyway home.
Paper Drop off: You can book a time here: Quick Drop Off / Pick Up / Signing Documents. Best is to contact our office first - in certain situations a scan/copy instead of an original is acceptable and a visit is not necessary.

Business consultations: can be booked as usual, see Business Consultation for Foreigners

Visa / Residence Permits: See for opening hours and restrictions of the foreign police here: Solving residence matters of foreign nationals in the territory of the CZ in connection with COVID-19 (external link to Ministy of Interior)

Registering a Czech Trade License, Tax / Social / Health / VAT - all in 1 go!

Getting a trade license in Prague (or anywhere else in Czech Republic) is quick and easy when using our services, because we will guide you through the entire process from initial Trade License / Tax / Social Security / Health Insurance / VAT registrations, invoice templates, how to pay monthly social / health contributions, which bank account to choose, visa / residence permit questions, Trade License as secondary income etcetera.

We will thoroughly prepare you for being an entrepreneur in Czech Republic with 2 consultations and email support.

Remote Formation before Arrival, before Visa Application

It is even possible to register a Trade License *before you arrive to Czech Republic*. We send you the PoAs by email, you send us your Police Clearance + signed PoAs, and we'll send back the Trade License (and any other documents you might need for your business visa application, such as Proof of Health Insurance)

Do not start an SRO - become self-employed on a Trade License (Zivnostensky List)

In more than 90% of the cases, you are better of registering as self-employed compared to opening an sro: faster & easier to set up, lower setup- and closing costs, easier / cheaper visa extension, accounting less demanding (so cheaper), LESS TAXES and number of other benefits.

We can't emphasize it enough: get yourself properly informed before deciding between an sro and trade license - book a consultation with us. Not getting an sro will save you 10.000CZKs, not only in setup- but also on accounting- and salary costs. You will thank us later!

Business Consultation - Especially for first-time self-employed in CZ

Since 2007, we have helped 1000s of foreigners set up as self-employed / feeelancer in Czech Republic. We'll together discuss your plans - and based on that decide what is the best. It's not our aim to sell you the most expensive option (or something you do not need) - our aim is to get you set up in the best / most economical way for you, because happy customer = returning customer.

In one hour you will get more information than in a week surfing the Internet! Guaranteed!

We even offer a no-good, money back 'warranty' - which so far, nobody has claimed.

Costs for an Consultation are 100 EUR / 2750 CZK, but you get a 2500 CZK discount on the Trade License registration package.

Consultations are in English, German, Dutch and Czech and are also available after office hours and during weekends as a service to all people that have a day-time job or are in a different timezone.

Business Consultation: Click here for More Information or Booking Online

The Registration Process

We will register your Trade License but ALSO at the Tax Office, Social Office and Health Insurance.

Since as Alexio.cz Expat Accountant (external link) our core business is Accounting, VAT and Taxes, we are very capable of solving complex issues with (foreign) income, invoicing clients abroad / in the EU, Tax optimization, VAT issues and alike.

We have several Trade License Registration Packages, to suit the different needs of different clients. Included in the price are always 2 consultations:

Consultation before we register your the trade license:

  • We'll look at your your visa / residence permit possibilities (obligations),
  • whether the trade license is the best option for you (or an sro instead?),
  • social / health insurance questions,
  • accounting / tax / VAT questions etc. etc.
Consultation after we register your trade license
  • we'll teach you how to create an invoice,
  • how to invoice clients Europe / abroad,
  • how to deal with payments from abroad, cash payments,
  • how to pay the monthly social- and health charges,
  • how to comply to the czech visa (extension) requirements.
On the next pages we explain step-by-step what the Trade License requirements are, give you an introduction of the registration process, including important facts about Czech Visas & Residence Permits, Social Charges, Health Insurance, Income Tax and VAT.