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Czech Republic

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Rating Points
This indicator describes the overall rating of a given jurisdiction on several parameters according to cryptocurrency operations - market volume, crypto regulation, business climate, taxation framework.
Crypto Penetration
Estimated percentage of crypto users out of the country's total population based on public data.
Legal Entities
Number of crypto companies registered in the country based on regulator data if available or other types of public data.
Regulation Points
An overall assessment of the granularity of crypto regulation in a given country. A high score is also given to countries where cryptocurrency transactions are highly regulated.
Amount of crypto users
199 500
Total amount of crypto users out of the country's total population based on public data.
Taxation points
This figure, according to our analysts' calculations, indicates the overall level of tax burden for cryptocurrency transactions in a given country. The higher the indicator, the lower the burden.
Market volume points
A rough estimate of this jurisdiction's retail crypto market relative to the rest of the world. The higher the indicator, the higher the market potential.
Status of crypto
Legally allowed
General status of cryptocurrency regulation in this jurisdiction.
Crypto payments
Legally allowed
The legal status of cryptocurrency payments for goods and services in a given country based on information from regulators, public data and feedback from our community.
Security Level
Safe place
The overall level of security in a given country based on open data.
Crypto Salaries
Only part
The legal status of cryptocurrency salaries to employers in a given country based on information from regulators, public data and feedback from our community.
Business Climate
Overall assessment of the friendliness of this country for crypto-business. This indicator takes into account the cost of obtaining a license and the attitude towards crypto entities in the country.
Stablecoin Regulation
This indicator is evaluating the regulation of stablecoins in a given country. Complex regulation means that it is possible to issue steiblcoins and obtain a license for this activity. Basic regulation means that the issuance of stablecoins is possible, but not all legal aspects are defined in the law. Standard regulation means that there is a legal practice of steylcoin circulation in a given country.
Bad Factors
This section describes the unfavorable economic factors for crypto-business in a given country. These are countries that are under sanctions or on the FATF grey list and other factors.
Types of licenses
This type of license regulates the exchange from cryptocurrency to fiat.
This license type allows VASP to provide legal exchange from one cryptocurrency to another.
This country has a legal licensing procedure for companies that store cryptocurrency - - crypto wallet providers and custodians.

The Czech Republic, also called Chechia, is one of the European countries with a fairly developed regulation of cryptocurrencies. However, this regulation only covers some possible niches.

Security level

The Czech Republic has a safe place security level according to our rating. It also has 73.2 points (from 100) for safety level in Numbeo crime rating (1). The homicide level (2) is 0.4 per 100,000 inhabitants a year. Story of firearm-related death (3) 1.64 per 100,000 inhabitants a year.

Crypto Payments

According to the Czech National Bank (4)

The use of virtual currencies as a means of payment is not prohibited by law.

The Czech Ministry of Finance has also released a statement confirming that cryptocurrencies are legal in the country and that businesses may accept them as payment.

Moreover, according to the local lawyers association BNT (5), both individuals and legal entities can pay for goods and services in crypto, but they need to pay tax for this type of transaction as a conversion of their crypto to fiat.

the purchase and sale of goods/services against cryptocurrency is a barter transaction which is treated from a tax point of view as the purchase and sale of a thing.

Crypto Salaries

No data.


Chech Republic is one of the pro-crypto countries in Europe. The Finance Ministry and The Czech National Bank (CNB) are the main crypto regulators in the country. Even in 2017, the CNB posted a statement, “Don’t be afraid of Bitcoin” (6).

According to Gofaizen & Sherle (7), cryptocurrency services in the country are also regulated by the Czech Ministry Of Industry And Trade (8). This institution provides an overview of registered crypto services. The minimum capital for crypto companies is almost 0 (1 Czech Krone).

More details

Czech legal acts also don’t establish separate requirements for incorporation of crypto-related companies. Therefore, Czech crypto company establishment may take from 1 up to 3 weeks and this term allows to pass all stages, including incorporation and obtaining of crypto license at Trade Licensing Register(8¹). Despite the absence of the licensing process ordinary for financial institutions supervised by the Czech National Bank (CNB), Czech companies involved in crypto-related activities are considered as obliged entities and have a supervisory authority in the form financial intelligence unit - Financial Analytical Office (FAÚ), which is responsible for control over their duties arising from Czech AML Act(8²).

According to (9), the price of a crypto license in the Czech Republic is about €3400.

You may find more data about license requirements on the site (10) of the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade. For example, Bitpanda GmbH (11) has a license from the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade under 11716584.

The list of legal acts dedicated to crypto regulation in Czechia includes, according to Gofaizen & Sherle :

According to Balkaninsight, investment tokens (17) still need to be regulated in the country. The local Finance Ministry plans to add them to the list of securities in the future.

Tax nameIndex
PIT tax Min15
PIT tax Max23
Corporate tax (CIT)19
Min Individual CGT (for crypto)15
Max Individual CGT (for crypto)23
Wealth tax Min0
Wealth tax Max0

An official document from the Tax Authority (18) regulating cryptocurrency taxation describes the most basic cases.


Based on local lawyers from BNT (19), personal income from self-employment in crypto, mining, and crypto trading is a subject of PIT with a 15-23% rate.


Based on PWC tax summaries (20), the CGT rate in the Chezh Republic is the same as the PIT.


According to PWC tax summaries (21), the CIT tax rate in the country is 19%. According to local lawyers from BNT (22), mining itself isn’t taxable.

…income arises only at the moment of the sale of the cryptocurrency (i.e. its exchange for a fiat currency), the exchange of cryptocurrency for goods or services, or the exchange of one cryptocurrency for another.

Also, crypto isn’t recognized on the company’s balance sheet.