Welcome Note of Ondřej Peterka

In the year 2000, my partners and I launched the PETERKA & PARTNERS law firm in Prague, Czech Republic. Over time we developed an ambitious idea - to create an integrated regional law firm, which at first seemed almost impossible. However, after years of dedication and hard work, we became a strong alternative to the global giants and local law firms active in the CEE region through their networks or best friends.


Coronavirus second wave - support

New support for entrepreneurs affected by new restrictions related to second wave of Covid-19

updated on November 23, 2020

Antivirus Programme - regime A (A Plus)

  • designed for companies with forced restrictions on operation
  • validity extended until 31 December 2020
    as of October 1, 2020, the contribution to the employers will amount to 100% of the salary compensation paid out to the employee, but a maximum of CZK 50,000 per one employee 
  • the 80% compensation for employees in quarantine remains valid 

Antivirus Programme - regime B 

  • intended for enterprises that have been indirectly affected by the coronavirus crisis (for example, through a decline in sales or suppliers)
  • validity extended until 31 December 2020

Covid-Rent Programme

  • second call for the Covid-Rent Programme, with the total amount of subventions to be distributed: 1.2 billion CZK 
  • intended for entrepreneurs who, due to emergency measures, have temporarily closed their establishments for retail activities and the provision of services to customers in these establishments
  • the state shall contribute to the above-defined entrepreneurs 50% of the total rent for the third quarter of 2020; contrary to the first call, the grant is no longer conditional on a lessor's discount 
  • applications can be submitted form 21 October 2020, until 21 January 2021, via the information system

Emergency nursing allowance

  • entitlement to nursing allowance due to employees (also for agreements on work performed outside the employment relationship) who cannot perform their work at work due to nursing/car for:
    • a child under the age of 10
    • dependent children attending school who are dependent on the care of another person
    • persons older than 10 years dependent on the care of another person using the services of day/weekly care centres and similar facilities
    • children who are unable to attend school due to family quarantine regulations
  • entitlement to the allowance is for the entire duration of the emergency measure 
  • the allowance is in the amount of 60% of the daily assessment basis, at least CZK 400 per day; parents can alternate on the entitlement, even day by day
  • implementation via a form, which the employer sends to the District Social Security Administration
  • also for individual entrepreneurs

Bonus for entrepreneurs and small businesses

  • intended for entrepreneurs who have had to close or restrict the operation of their businesses directly as a result of government measures related to the coronavirus; it is for limited liability companies with a maximum of two partners as well
  • bonus in the amount of CZK 500/day
  • they must have a predominant income from the business, i.e., more than 50%
  • valid during the state of emergency

Deferment of tax-obligations

  • addressed to those entrepreneurs whose activities were immediately restricted by governmental restrictions, specifically: 
    • operation of restaurants and bars
    • operation of music, dance, games and similar social clubs and discos
    • organizing concerts and other musical, theatre, film performances
    • organizing wedding celebrations, celebrations of registered partnerships, and funerals
    • operation of circuses and variety shows
    • organizing fairs and similar traditional events
    • organization of trade fairs
    • operation of indoor sports grounds, gyms and fitness centres, artificial swimming pools, wellness facilities
    • operation of zoos
    • operation of museums, galleries, exhibition spaces, castles, palaces and similar historical or cultural objects, observatories and planetariums
  • all payments of VAT, income tax and road tax due during the State of Emergency are automatically deferred to the above-mentioned entrepreneurs; they must send a notification to the financial administration (it is also sufficient to send this by e-mail) that they meet the conditions of the "general pardon" of the Minister of Finance
  • other emergency measures known from previous liberation packages are also effective

Covid-Sport II Programme

  • support for entrepreneurs in sports, sports competitions and sports clubs, which have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic and related emergency restrictions
  • the total amount of subventions to be distributed: 0.5 billion CZK
  • applications can be submitted from 12 November 2020, until 7 December 2020, online, via the information system

Covid-Culture Programme

  • the aim is to provide support in the form of a contribution to the activities of performing artists and those in professional artistic and technical professions, as well as support to entities doing business in the field of culture – for wasted expenses incurred in connection with the organization of cultural events and continuous cultural activities
  • this is a continuation of the special subsidy programme Covid-Culture
  • the total amount of subventions to be distributed: 750 MCZK
  • applications can be submitted from 22 October 2020, until 22 December 2020, online, via the information system

One-time support for entrepreneurs in the field of artistic and artistic-technical professions

  • applications can be submitted from 23 October 2020, until 22 December 2020, online

Covid-Bus Programme

  • this support is intended for entrepreneurs in the field of irregular bus transport, in order to compensate for the drop in sales due to the Covid-19 epidemic in times of the state of emergency; the applicants can be owners of buses specializing in the transport of school/kindergarten classes for school trips or outdoor activities throughout Europe
  • the amount of the subsidy will be derived from the emission class of the bus and the bus capacity - the subsidy will be calculated per seat and day
  • the total amount of subventions to be distributed: 1 billion CZK
  • applications can be submitted from 26 October 2020, until 25 November 2020, online, via the information system

The document reflects the project announced by 16 October 2020 and updated on 23 November 2020, further modifications are expected.
We will monitor the situation and update this information accordingly.

This document is for informational purposes only and may not be considered a legal opinion or advice on how to proceed in a particular case.

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