This guide shows you how to fill in the online application form for the 25 000 CZK governmental support for freelancers affected by the COVID-19 situation (so called “kompenzační bonus pro OSVČ” – “compensation bonus for freelancers”.
If you tried to download the pdf application form and submit it via e-mail (please read our guide about that here) and it did not work out or you just prefer doing this online (in Czech only though), this guide explains how to fill in the application online.
Who qualifies for the support?
We describe this in details in our blog here but since you most likely came from that blog, let’s just sum up the main points below:
- your trade license was active before March 12 when the state of emergency started
- your business has been negatively affected by the COVID situation (you had to close down, you had a significant decrease of business, etc.).
If you meet the above mentioned criteria, let’s jump directly to filling in the form.
How to fill in the online application form?
The online form can be reached through the website of the Tax Office here. The page where you get looks like this:
The form is pre-set for a full support of 25 000 CZK for the period from 12.3.2020 till 30.4.2020. If you wanted to receive a smaller amount (i.e. because you for example started getting the unemployment support from April 1), you can easily change the dates by clicking on the calendar field there.
We guess most of you will go for the full support anyway in which case you do not have to do anything else and just click on the “ÚDAJE O DAŇOVÉM SUBJEKTU” field:
That click gets you to a page where you can fill in your Trade License/Business number (IC). Your IC is an eight digit number which can be found on your trade license.
Once you filled in your IC number into the green field below, click on orange field named “DOPLNIT DLE IČ”. This should fill in some of the empty fields. Mainly your full name and address.
You need to fill in your TAX number now. This is the 12 digit number which you got from the tax office when registering there. It looks like this “CZ1234567891”.
Add your Czech phone number into the “Telefon” field.
Add your e-mail address into the “E-mail” field.
Add your date of birth (in the Czech way of DD.MM.YYYY) to the “Datum narození” field.
Add the name of your Czech bank (i.e. Raiffeisen Bank, Česká spořitelna, Komerční banka or Equa Bank) into the “Účet vedený u” field.
Add your Czech bank account number into the “Číslo účtu” field.
Add the bank code into the “Kód banky” field.
Once the form is completed (better check it twice 🙂 ), click the “ÚDAJE K PODÁNÍ” field.
You just need to fill in the details about your tax office here. The “Finančnímu úřadu pro” field stands for the region you live in. For example, if you live in Prague, you choose “hlavní město Prahu”, if you live in Brno, you choose “Jihomoravský kraj”. The “Územnímu pracovišti v, ve, pro:” stands for the district where you live. For example, if you live in Prague 3, you choose “Prahu 3”. The simplest way to do this right is to fill in the same details as you have in your registration letter from the Tax Office or the same information your accountant filled into your tax return this year.
“Tuto žádost podává” field stands for “who is submitting this application”. It is pre-set for “Já osobně” which means “Me personally”. Leave this field as it is 🙂
Once completed, click the “ČESTNÉ PROHLÁŠENÍ” button.
Clicking the above button takes you to page with a sworn statement. You state here that you qualify for the bonus. If you do, just check your data (it should be automatically filled in) and click the “PODAT” button.
This button takes you a page where you can download a pdf version of the filled form which also shows the possible ways of submitting the form to the tax office. Click the biggest blue button there and download the filled in form.
The dowloaded form looks like shown below. Print it now and fill in the missing details:
“V” stands for the place where you signed the form, i.e. if you signed the form in Prague, you write “Praha” or “Praze” (we do strange things to words in Czech language – “Praha” will be fine 🙂 ). In the example below shown in orange.
“Dne” stands for date when you signed the form. Example below in red.
“Podpis” stands for your signature – sign the form there. Example below in green.
Once you have the completed form with the place, date and your signature, you just need to deliver it to the correct Tax Office. You can do it in the following ways:
– in person – just bring the printed and signed form to the Tax Office responsible for your area. The address of the responsible Tax Office should be automatically generated in the pdf you downloaded in the previous step. You can also mail it to the Tax Office.
– via e-mail – we believe this is the easiest option for most people, you just need to follow some basic rules. First of all, the form must also be printed and signed (and then scanned or taken photo of). The scanned file (photo) can not be bigger then 4 MB. It must be sent only to the address generated in the file you downloaded (see below), nowhere else! The subject of the email must only say this: “Žádost o kompenzační bonus”.
– via data box – not too many freelancers have the data box so we do not think it is needed to do a guide for it here. In case you want to use this option though, the instructions are also shown in the downloaded file.
And that’s it! You have just submitted your application to receive 25 000 CZK support from the Czech government. There should be no confirmation about them receiving the e-mail/letter but if everything was alright with your application, you should get the money to your bank account directly.
Since it is all fresh, we can not say how long it will take the government to check all the applications and send the money but they promise it will be fast. So, let’s hope for the best 🙂
We hope this guide was useful and we encourage you to share it with your friends and colleagues. If you have any questions or something is not clear, fill in the form on the right or go to Contacts and get in touch. We will be thrilled to help! 🙂 We are all together in this.