SME Info Czechia 2022-1 Payroll Legislation

Changes in payroll legislation effective from 1.1.2022 – SME Info Czechia 2022-1

We shortly summarize changes of Czech legislation relating to payroll. It is summarizing some regular annual updates of certain thresholds as well as some expected changes from recently passed legislation.

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Changes in payroll legislation effective from 1.1.2022 – SME Info Czechia 2020-1

 

Minimum salary

  • The minimum salary will increase to CZK 16 200, which is results into the following two changes
  • Increase of the limit for application of the higher tax rate (23%) to the amount of tax base exceeding CZK 155 644 per month (CZK 1 867 728 per year)
  • Increase of the annual ceiling for social insurance contributions to CZK 1 867 728

Tax benefits

  • The basic tax credit increases to the annual amount of CZK 30 840 (CZK 2 570 per month)
  • The tax credit increases for the second, third (and every other child)
    • Child 15 204 CZK per year / 1 267 CZK monthly (unchanged)
    • Child 22 320 CZK per year / 1 860 CZK per month (valid from 1.7.2021 – but can be applied only as part of the annual tax reconciliation or tax return)
    • And each additional child 27 840 CZK per year / 2 320 CZK per month (valid from 1.7.2021 – but can be applied only as part of the annual tax reconciliation or tax return)
  • The maximum limit of the monthly tax bonus was abolished (until 2021 this limit was CZK 5 025)
  • The value of the exempted meal voucher lump sum increased to CZK 82.60 (CZK 75.60 in 2021)
  • Reduction of the maximum limit for the deduction of interest for “housing needs” to CZK 150 000, but only if the housing need was procured from 1 January 2021

Paternity leave

  • Paternity leave increased to 2 weeks (the original value was 1 week)

 

 

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