How to pay property tax? Change your payment method and save

The due date for payment of the real estate tax is approaching - the deadline for payment of the tax (or the first instalment) is 31 May 2023. From this year onwards, the paper postal vouchers traditionally sent to real estate taxpayers by the tax administration during May have been abolished in order to save money. Payment of the tax by postal order has not been charged until now, which is changing. Familiarize yourself with the new rules.

Tax payment slips are no longer free

The Internal Revenue Service has said goodbye to tax deposit slips. But don't worry, you can still pay your real estate tax the traditional paper way through the Czech Post - but from 2023 you'll have to pay extra.

If you haven't already opted for another payment method, you'll receive a Type A postal order in May, which is now charged according to the Czech Post's price list. You will therefore pay several tens of crowns on top of the tax itself.

Price of postal order A for tax payment (prices valid in March 2023)

Amount of tax payment Price of the tax voucher
1-5,000 CZK 52 CZK
5 001-50 000 CZK 60 CZK
For each additional CZK 10 000 + CZK 7

Account holders will receive payment details online

If you have been automatically set up with a data box or have set one up yourself, don't expect a classic postal order as in the past and keep an eye on your incoming messages in 2023.

The tax administration has warned on its website that it will deliver the property tax payment order exclusively electronically to all taxpayers who have a datacard (both business and non-business individuals). If you are unclear, please do not hesitate to contact your tax administrator.

How to get rid of the fee? Change your payment method

The tax administration recommends that everyone switch to a different method of paying their property tax to avoid the fee for a money order. If you don't have a datacard and didn't sign up for a different payment method when you filed your tax return, you have two options:

Payment of real estate taxes by wire transfer to an account

Sign up for the email payment service and you can pay your property tax by wire transfer. Your payment notice will automatically arrive in your inbox in May with all the information you need , including a QR code for convenient payment.

How do I sign up to pay by bank transfer?

  • Fill in the application form on the tax administration's website.
  • Send the application to the local tax office, depending on the location of the property. Do you own multiple properties that fall under different tax authorities? Then you need to apply to each one separately.
  • The service can be used provided you do not have a SIPO set up for tax payments.
  • You can sign up for cashless payment until 15 March 2023. If you miss this deadline, you will receive a chargeable notice this year. Don't forget to make the change next year.

TIP: Don't know how to pay your taxes by wire transfer? Read a handy guide on how to pay your tax. Find out how to make sure you have the correct account number, variable and statement symbols.

Paying property tax via SIPO

An even stricter deadline of 31 January 2023 applied to signing up to pay your property tax through SIPO. If a bank transfer is not convenient for you and you don't want to waste money on bills, you can apply for a SIPO payment next January - just fill in the form, providing, among other things, your contact number.

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