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Czech Republic: Waiver of VAT on medical items; rental assistance relief program (COVID-19)

Czech Republic: Waiver of VAT on medical items

Tax relief in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues in the Czech Republic.


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  • The Ministry of Finance announced a waiver of value added tax (VAT) on: (1) supplies of in-vitro diagnostic medical devices for COVID-19 testing and COVID-19 vaccinations, effective 16 December 2020 through 31 December 2022; and (2) supplies of respirators and filtering half masks from 3 February 2021 through 3 April 2021. Read a February 2021 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in the Czech Republic

  • A rental assistance program—one partly compensating for rent-related expenses for selected retail outlets and facilities providing services—opened from 5 February 2021 to 8 April 2021. This is the third extension of this program. Read a February 2021 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in the Czech Republic

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