My taxes - electronic forms

Sept. 22, 2021 Czech Republic

We have prepared for you another in a series of articles devoted to the digitization of state administration. This time, we will focus on the smart forms in the My Taxes application.

In previous articles in our series on the digitization of state administration, we looked at the basics of this process, namely e-Identity, which provides initial verification of the user's identity, and the Citizen's Portal, which is the introductory signpost for electronic communication with the authorities. Let us now take a look at one already practical application for regular users. This is the My Taxes application, and today we will focus specifically on smart forms.

My Taxes is a new online financial administration portal and should provide users with the necessary information about their personal tax account or the accounts of those legal entities to whose tax boxes the registered citizen has authorized access. After logging in via an electronic ID card with a chip, the MojeID service, or for example, through the bank identity project, you will immediately be able to find the information that interests you from the boxes assigned to you. It is also possible in your tax calendar to set alerts for deadlines for filing individual tax returns or paying taxes. Of course, the passive acquisition of information is not the only option. The My Taxes portal aims to simplify communication with the tax authorities as much as possible. This should be helped mainly by smart forms and their online submission.

The purpose is not to fill in any declaration in another application or program, and then send it to the tax office, let alone fill in anything on paper, sign it and send a scan. Electronic forms will thus make it easier for you to find the right form to fill out, provide you with an application for filling them in electronically, simplify their filling in, and at the same time prepare them for sending via Electronic Filing for Financial Administration (EPO) or via a tax Information Box (DIS+).

The smart form should guide the user simply through the completion of the return step by step, as automatically as possible filling in data that can be retrieved from other databases (name, address, birth/ID number, etc.), thus minimizing the number of errors. It also tries to achieve this by checking for errors or blank fields, thus preventing requests for subsequent corrections and additions. Here you can see which tax returns you can file in this way:

  • Value-added tax
  • Personal income tax
  • Corporate income tax
  • Dependent activity
  • Withholding tax
  • Road tax
  • Real estate tax
  • Gambling tax
  • Various registrations
  • Disclosure DAC6
  • Electronic sales records

My Taxes and its electronic smart forms are certainly a step towards increasing comfort for citizens in their communications with the tax authorities. Of course, they do not make tax issues any easier, but they do try to simplify users’ tax obligations as much as possible.

Jan Sedlář
Jan Sedlář Corporate Services Manager