Statistics - Czech Republic
Under the Act on the State Statistical Service, companies have to provide certain statistical data to the State.
The official body responsible for collecting statistics is the Czech Statistical Office. Before the end of the year, it issues the Programme of Statistical Surveys, which provides a list of all statistical surveys scheduled for the year ahead. The programme specifies the surveys' purpose and content, the area concerned, the way the statistics are verified, how often surveys will be carried out and the deadlines for submitting data.
The Statistical Office is responsible for data collected, which is protected from any misuse. Statistics are regularly published through various media by the same body.
You have to supply data only when requested (normally upon receipt of a letter) and at your own cost. Financial penalties are applied in case of incomplete or incorrect data or delays.
Types of statistics
Under the Act on the State Statistical Service, the Czech Statistical Office and the offices of the ministerial statistical services have a duty to report. Under this Act, a duty to report may be imposed on economic entities, but not on citizens, to whom a specific law may apply.
Intrastat is the system for collecting and processing data for statistics on the trade in goods between Member States. It also includes the collection of data on movements of goods that are not directly traded between trading partners from the various Member States.
In the Czech Republic the duty to report data to Intrastat applies to:
- persons registered or identified for value added tax in the Czech Republic,
- reporting units that are registered for value added tax simultaneously in the Czech Republic and in another Member State,
- natural persons and legal entities registered or identified for value added tax in the Czech Republic that have dispatched goods to another Member State or received goods from another Member State the value of which exceeds the threshold value for reporting data to Intrastat.
You can either send in data online using the program available from the Czech Statistical Office website or download the form and send it by email. The system ensures the protection of your personal data.
You can find help on submitting information from the following portals:
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