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Legislative changes impacting payroll in Czechia in 2024 – II – SME Info Czechia 2023-04 2
The full-time minimum wage has been increased to CZK 18,900 per month (CZK 112.5 per hour).
The maximum base for insurance payments is CZK 2,110,416.
The employee’s insurance rate has been increased by 0.6% – the total employee rate will therefore be 7.1%. The employer’s rate remains unchanged at 24.8%.
Meal allowance, meal vouchers, meal subsidy
The rules for the meal allowance, meal vouchers and meal subsidy have been newly unified.
From 1 January 2024, the amount up to 70% of the upper limit of statutory meal allowances (5-12 hours) for employees is exempt from tax and at the same time this amount is tax deductible for employers. For 2024, this amount is CZK 116.20.
Home office allowance
The amount of Home office allowance valid from 1st January is 4,50 CZK per hour.
The threshold for the increased (progressive) tax rate of 23% has been reduced to CZK 1,582,812 per year (CZK 131,901 per month).
From 1 January 2024, the student tax credit has been cancelled.
The tax credit for kindergarten fees has been also abolished and a time limit for the tax credit for spouses has been set and is available only for spouses with 3-year-old and younger children.
Tax deduction for examinations verifying the results of further education and the deduction of the contribution paid to a trade union has also been abolished.
An annual limit for the exemption from payroll contributions for certain non-monetary employee benefits has been set – for 2024, it is CZK 21,983.50. Benefits above this limit will be subject to employee’s as well as employer’s contributions.
The limit of CZK 21,983.50 is not applicable for meal allowances, contributions to education organized by the employer (professional training, language lessons needed for the performance of work) and contributions to life and pension insurance.
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