Under the State Statistical Service Act, companies have to provide certain statistical data to the State.
The body responsible for collecting statistical data is the Czech Statistical Office, which publishes by 30 November of the previous year a Statistical Survey Programme, setting out a list of all the statistical surveys planned for the following year. The programme specifies the scope of the surveys, the group of reporting units, the method of surveying the statistical data, the frequency of the surveys and the deadlines for submitting data.
The Statistical Office secures the collection, processing and storage of statistical data, which is protected from misuse. Statistics are regularly published through various media by the same authority.
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 State Statistical Service Act statistical services are performed by the Czech Statistical Office, the ministries concerned and other central administrative authorities. 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 a system of collecting and processing data for statistics on the trade in goods between Member States, including collection of data on the movement of goods that are a direct subject of trade between trading partners from different Member States. Data on movements of goods between the Czech Republic and other Member States are reported to Intrastat.
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: