Course detail

The Taxation System

ÚSI-ESDANAcad. year: 2020/2021

The subject introduces the taxation system of the Czech Republic. It acquaints students with basic aspects of the substantive legislation for individual taxes while the attention focuses mainly on direct taxes. Some time is also devoted to acquainting students with the principles of procedural legislation concerning tax administration.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be acquainted with the construction of taxes contained in the Czech taxation system. They will acquire the basic concepts and skills necessary to understand common tax issues, as well as the knowledge necessary for the solution of simpler tax problems. Students will be able to independently process direct tax return forms in simple cases.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

VANČUROVÁ, A.; LÁCHOVÁ, L. Daňový systém ČR 2016. 13. aktualiz. vyd. Praha: 1. VOX, 2014, 393 s. ISBN 978-80-87480-44-1. (CS)
Zákon č. 586/1992 Sb., o daních z příjmů, ve znění pozdějších právních předpisů (CS)
Zákon č. 16/1993 Sb., o dani silniční, ve znění pozdějších předpisů (CS)
Zákon č. 235/2004 Sb., o dani z přidané hodnoty, ve znění pozdějších předpisů (CS)
Zákon č. 338/1992 Sb., o dani z nemovitých věcí, ve znění pozdějších předpisů (CS)
Zákonné opatření Senátu č. 340/2013 Sb., o dani z nabytí nemovitých věcí (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

During the lectures, students are introduced to issues and the basic legislation concerning individual taxes. The presented subject matter is practised in seminars. Students solve model exercises (determination of tax liability, completion of tax return forms).

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The conditions for a graded credit to be granted are:
a) Participation in seminars (participation in seminars is compulsory)
b) Obtaining at least 50% of the points in the part which focuses on exercises (calculation of tax liability for model examples), max. 20 points; 45 min.;
c) Obtaining at least 50% of the points from the test (20 questions with 3 sub-questions; only one answer is correct; correct answer: + 1 point, unanswered: 0 points; wrong answer: - 1 point); max. 20 points; 30 minutes.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Taxation system – definition, development, importance, comparison of tax systems, tax system determinants, the influence of EU law on the formation of tax systems, structural elements of tax laws.
2. Personal income tax (subject matter, exemption, partial bases of personal income tax – in general).
3. Personal income tax (income from dependent activity, income from independent activity).
4. Personal income tax (income from capital and rent, and other income).
5. Personal income tax (means of tax optimisation (non-taxable parts of the tax base), items deductible from the tax base, tax credits, tax reductions, tax return form, annual settlement of advances).
6. Road tax – subject, exemption, taxpayer, tax base, tax rate, tax return form.
7. Real estate tax – land tax (subject, exemption, taxpayer, tax base, tax rate, tax return form).
8. Real estate tax – tax on buildings and units (subject, exemption, taxpayer, tax base, tax rate, tax return form).
9. Real estate acquisition tax (subject, exemption, taxpayer, tax base, tax rate, tax return form).
10. Corporate income tax (taxpayers, subject of tax, exemption, tax base).
11. Corporate income tax (tax rate, options for tax optimisation, tax return form).


The aim of the subject is to acquaint students with taxes contained in the current taxation system of the Czech Republic. The subject is designed to provide students with a wider awareness of individual taxes and also enable them to complete the relevant tax return form for direct taxes in simple cases. Emphasis is placed on legal regulations concerning personal income taxation.

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

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

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EID_P Master's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory
  • Programme REI_P Master's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


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