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 restrictions related to second wave of Covid-19

updated on June 4, 2021

Antivirus Programme - regime A (A Plus)

  • designed for companies with forced restrictions on operation
  • validity of regime A extended until 30 June 2021 
    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 until 31 May 2021


  • intended for enterprises that have had their business restricted due to measures announced in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic; together with aid from the Covid-Uncovered Costs programme, this will replace the existing specific programmes (except for Antivirus and the bonus for entrepreneurs and small businesses)
  • the entrepreneurs concerned will be entitled to CZK 500 per employee/day; the minimum subsidy is CZK 1,500/day (for businesses with 1-3 employees)
  • support will be provided for the period from 11 January 2021 until 9 May 2021
  • applications can be submitted from 12 April until 2 June 2021 via the information system 

Covid-Uncovered Costs

  • intended to help those entrepreneurs who are experiencing a loss due to the coronavirus pandemic cover part of their uncovered fixed costs
  • this is a broad-based programme for companies regardless of their specific sector, form of ownership or number of employees; together with aid from the Covid-2021 programme, it will replace the existing specific programmes (except for Antivirus and the Bonus for entrepreneurs and small businesses)
  • support will be provided for the period from 1 January 2021 until 31 March 2021
  • applications can be submitted from 19 April 2021 until 19 July 2021 via the information system  

Crisis care leave compensation

  • entitlement to crisis care leave compensation due to employees (also for agreements on work performed outside the employment relationship) who cannot perform their work at work due to nursing/care for:
    • a child, pupil or student with a moderate or severe mental disability, multiple disabilities or who is on the autism spectrum and unable to undergo a preventive antigen test for health reasons if it is proved by a certificate issued by a health service provider
  • for the above-mentioned child, pupil or student, his/her school or school facility is considered to be closed due to an emergency measure during an epidemic and the parents of such a child are then entitled to compensation
  • the allowance in the amount of 70% of the daily assessment basic, 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

Extraordinary immediate allowance in an emergency

  • one-time support - an emergency immediate allowance addressed to people who have been shown to be in financial distress due to the coronavirus
  • for the purposes of the allowance, the income of all persons in the common household is assessed, among other things; the allowance can be provided to a client whose social and property conditions do not allow him/her to overcome an unfavourable situation
  • applications can be submitted online, via the information system

New bonus for self-employed persons, people with agreements on work performed outside an employment relationship and partners of small limited liability companies

  • intended for self-employed persons, people with agreements on work performed outside an employment relationship and partners of small limited liability companies, performing activities significantly affected as a result of health threats or crisis measures taken to protect the population and prevent the risk of the emergence and spread of Covid-19
  • a bonus in the amount of CZK 500 or 1,000/day
  • the activity performed by the applicant must be significantly affected (i.e. the amount of income corresponding to sales of product, goods and services resulting from that activity did not exceed 50% of the average monthly amount of such income from the same activity during the reference period); in the case of a restriction of activity due to the ordered quarantine or isolation period, the activity is considered to be automatically significantly affected for this reason
  • 4 bonus periods (February, March, April, May); applications can be submitted until 3 May 2021 for the first bonus period, until 1 June for the second bonus period, until 1 July for the third bonus period, and until 2 August for the fourth bonus period

Deferment of tax-obligations

  • the Ministry of Finance has prepared several tax liberation packages and, through general pardons, the Ministry of Finance is postponing tax deadlines and forgiving tax sanctions: 
    • Income tax: the deadline for tax returns for income tax of natural persons and legal entities for 2020 has been postponed until 3 May 2021 for paper filing, or until 1st June 2021 for electronic filling; people who have been quarantined, had Covid-19 or have other serious reasons can apply for an extension of the tax return deadline for up to another 3 months free of charge
    • VAT: interest on arrears is forgiven for tax period: September, 2020, October 2020, November 2020, December 2020, January 2021, February 2021 and March 2021, or Q3 2020, Q4 2020, if the tax is paid no later than on 16 August 2021; this condition is to be limited by crisis measures of the government until 31 March 2021
    • Road tax: advance on road tax for the tax period of 2021 was forgiven
    • Administrative fees: waiver of defined administrative fees for applications presented from 1 January 2021 until 16 August 2021 

Covid - Trade fairs/congresses

  • the aim of this programme is to help companies doing business in the field of trade fairs, congresses and related B2B events, which have seen a significant drop in turnover, and to maintain the trade fair infrastructure, including related services
  • the state will provide an allowance in the amount for up to 60% of uncovered costs, or 40% for entities with ownership participation of the state or a territorial self-governing unit of the Czech Republic
  • the aid limit per applicant is CZK 20 million
  • support will be provided for the period from 1 March 2020 until 31 October 2020
  • application can be submitted from 6 April 2021 until 14 June 2021 via the information system

Covid Sport Guaranty

  • the purpose is to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus and related emergency measures on small and medium-sized entrepreneurs in the sports sectors
  • projects can be implemented anywhere in the Czech Republic, except for the capital city of Prague, and must be realised in the specified CZ-NACE
  • applications can be submitted until 31 December 2021 via a special form for the Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank

The document reflects the status as of 4 June 2021.
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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