Course detail


FP-BTAXEAcad. year: 2018/2019

The subject deals with the tax system of the Czech Republic. The students will get to know the fundamental aspects of material tax law of particular taxes. The attention is paid above all to direct taxes. Marginally the students will get to know the principles of procedural regulations of tax administration.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will get acquainted with the structure of particular taxes contained in the tax system of the Czech Republic. Students will master basic terminology and skills necessary for understanding common tax questions and issues, as well as the knowledge necessary to deal simpler tax problems. Students will be able to process tax returns for direct taxes for simpler cases.


Knowledge of the principles of tax records, knowledge of accounting and financial statements, elementary knowledge in civil and commercial law.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.


SCHELLEKENS, M. (ed.) (2015). European Tax Handbook 2015. IBFD: Amsterdam. 1044 p. ISBN 978-90-8722-313-7. (EN)
RADVAN, Michal. Czech tax law. 3rd ed. Brno: Masaryk University, 2010, 65 s. ISBN 978-80-210-5269-7. (EN)
European Commission (2014). Taxation trends in the European Union — Data for the EU Member States, Iceland and Norway: 2014 edition. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2014. Retrieved on August 15, 2015, from (the publication is updated on a regular basis) (EN)
Financial Administration. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

During the lectures, the students are getting acquainted with the principles and basic legal regulations of particular taxes. Within the seminars, lectured topics are practiced. Students solve model examples (calculation of tax liability, filling tax returns).

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

1. Active participation in seminars.
2. Passing the credit tests (at least 50% of the total number of points for each of them).

a) class exam I - personal income tax (the test takes 75 minutes)
b) class exam II - road tax, tax on immovable property and tax on the acquisition of immovable property (75 minutes)

The exam is written and is cross-sectionally focused on verifying the knowledge gained. The exam takes the form of a test - 30 questions with sub 3 sub-questions (only one answer is correct). Min. 50% of the total possible points is a condition to successfully pass the exam. The test takes 30 minutes.

Scoring the answers in the exam test:
- correct answer: + 1 point
- not answered: 0 points
- wrong answer: - 1 point

Final classification
The examination is classified according to ECTS.
The final classification of the subject is influenced by the work during the semester (see below).
Share in the final evaluation:
- Credit tests (50%);
- Exam test (50%).

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Tax system - definition, development, relevance, comparing tax systems, tax systems determinants, influence of EU law on the formation of tax systems, structural elements of the tax laws.
2. Personal Income Act (subject exemptions, partial tax bases of tax base of individuals – in general)
3. Personal Income Act (income from employment, income from independent activities).
4. Personal Income Act (income from capital, income from rent and other incomes).
5. Personal Income Act (means of tax optimization (tax allowances, items deductible from
tax base, tax credits, tax return, annual settlement of advances).
6. Road Tax - subject, exemption, taxpayer, tax base, tax rate, tax return.
7. Tax on Immovable Property – land tax (subject, exemption, taxpayer, tax base, tax rate, tax return).
8. Tax on Immovable Property – tax on buildings and units (subject, exemption, taxpayer, tax base, tax rate, tax return).
9. Tax on Acquisition of Immovable Property (subject, exemption, taxpayer, tax base, tax rate, tax return).
10. Corporate Income Tax (taxpayers, subject to tax, exemptions, tax base).
11. Corporate Income Tax (tax rate, tax optimization, tax return).
12. Value Added Tax (principles of its functioning on the background of EU regulation, subject to tax).
13. Value Added Tax (tax base, tax rates, tax return, mandatory reporting).


The aim of the course is to get students acquainted with the taxes included in the current tax system of the Czech Republic. The course is designed to provide students awareness of particular taxes and to provide them necessary knowledge in order they could be able to fill out the tax returns to direct taxes. Within the concept of the course, the emphasis is put on the legal regulation on personal income tax.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at lectures is not compulsory. Participation in seminars is compulsory and active participation by students is required.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BAK-E Bachelor's

    branch BAK-ESBD , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer