Czech Republic: Country and Foreign Investment
The Czech government may make incentives available to companies (new or existing), whether owned by Czech nationals or foreign investors. Total or partial income tax exemption may be available for the first 10 years in the manufacturing sector, backed up by finance to subsidise employee’s wages and training costs where new jobs are created.
The Investment Incentives Act (2004) has made investment in the country more attractive to investors. In addition to tax exemption, the government may also facilitate moving to a specialised industrial or manufacturing zone at discounted prices. Under changes introduced in 2012, the investors in technological centers can enjoy the same incentives if they undertake to create a minimum of 40 new jobs, invest a minimum of CZK10m.
Minimum capital investment in machinery for to qualify for incentives in the manufacturing sector is CZK50m.