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Announcement of the first full RES+ programme calls

Within the Modernisation fund, the first so-called sharp calls have been announced in a new programme - this time in the RES+ programme focused on support of the installation of new energy sources and modernisation of existing renewable energy sources (RES) as well as elements of an active energy economy. Until 1 February this year, pre-registration was open for applications based on which it will now be possible to submit applications within the currently announced call.

The Modernisation Fund is aimed at helping countries that fall behind the economic performance of developed countries by increasing the use of clean organic sources and reducing energy and greenhouse gas consumption. Its allocation is based on the emission allowance price and currently amounts to CZK 150 billion. That is why it is such an important tool for financing environmentally friendly projects for up to the next ten years.

The aid from the RES+ programme within the current calls is provided for two types of projects focused on photovoltaic power plants (PPP). These include:

  • Photovoltaic power plant up to 1 MWp
  • Photovoltaic power plant over 1 MWp

The following projects can be supported:

  • Individual PPP projects with one transfer point to the distribution or transmission system;
  • Combined PPP projects consisting of several partial projects with more than one transfer point to the distribution or transmission system without a common control system;
  • Virtual power plant projects consisting of several individual PPPs with more than one transfer point to the distribution or transmission system with a common control system.

Who may apply for the subsidy:

  • Current or future holders of a licence for business in energy sectors (energy generation) and associations for renewable resources.

What the subsidy covers:

  • Direct implementation costs – construction costs, supply costs and costs of services directly linked to the project subject
  • Costs of professional technical and author’s supervision and OHS

Amount of subsidy per one project:

  • The maximum amount of support per one project is 50% of the total project expenditure.
  • The amount of support depends on the reflected ‘alternative investments’ (a scenario without public aid). Alternative investment costs are deducted from the project implementation costs and the resulting amount represents the eligible costs for the calculation of maximum public aid to which the aid subsidy percentage is subsequently applied.

Aid intensity per one project:

  • Maximum 80% of eligible costs for small enterprises outside Prague; 65% in Prague
  • Maximum 70% of eligible costs for medium enterprises outside Prague, 55% in Prague
  • Maximum 60% of eligible costs for large enterprises outside Prague; 45% in Prague

Receipt of applications:

  • From 12 July 2021 to 10 October 2021 for projects over 1 MWp and to 15 November 2021 for projects up to 1 MWp
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The Intrastat reporting will change as of 1 January 2022

In line with the Government regulation on the implementation of certain provisions of the Customs Act in the area of statistics of 23 August 2021, the Intrastat reporting will change with effect from 1 January 2022. The new Government regulation has been prepared in cooperation with the Czech Statistical Office and will replace the existing legislation, i.e. Regulation no. 244/2016 Coll. The main reason for the replacement of the existing legislation is the extensive change of the directly applicable EU legislation in the area of statistics relating to the trading of goods between the Member States. 

22. 9. 2021
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OECD update on a two-pillar solution

The OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (i.e., BEPS Action plan) has agreed on a two-pillar solution to address challenges arising from the digitalisation and globalisation of the economy. There are couple of changes in the current version plan, e.g., Pillar One shall be designed for all MNEs companies fulfilling specific turnover and profitability criteria (see below), while in the previous version of the plan Pillar One was mainly intended for technological giants. 

21. 9. 2021