6 November 2020
Enacted in September 2020, Act No. 386/2020 Coll. abolished the Czech real estate acquisition tax with retroactive effect (dating back to ownership titles registered in December 2019). The effects that this measure will have on the local residential market are evident and have been addressed in a number of commentaries. However, the potential effects of the tax change on business transactions, whether in the wholesale real estate market or otherwise, have largely been ignored . We will take a first quick look at them in this commentary.