Have you always been an official employee? Did you get used to sick days, paid holidays, bonuses, company benefits, high social security, maternity and other social benefits?
With self-employment, you can nearly forget about such things. To be a self-employed means take the full responsibility for your income. The social security is at the lowest rate by your self-employment. There are many possible reasons for self-employment and higher monthly income can be one of them due to low taxes. As the self-employed, %34 from your income is not going to the government. You have to pay the health and social insurance (approx. 4.000CZK) every month and %15 income tax. The amount of total income tax will be counted from the annual closing.
The importance of being self-employment is not only from the financial point of view. As the self-employed, you can manage your working days/hours by yourself. It always depends on the agreement with the business partner, but he can no longer behave as your employer and he has no longer full power on you. Also, you are much appreciated as you can stop working with anyone from day to day without explanation and this can bring quite a risk for them. But reasons for self-employment are changing from person to person. The main reasons for self-employment are to be able to manage your own time and to do not report to your boss. You are your own boss. You become an independent contractor and you make all decisions based on your needs.
No matter Czech or another citizen, everyone has the right to become a self-employed. So how to become self-employed legally in the Czech Republic and start your business in Prague? There are some steps to becoming self-employed needs to be taken and they are just changing based on your country of origin and current visa. If you do not have any valid visa, you better get prepared for the long and painful process. You have to add all documents such as Accommodation confirmation, Seat location consent, Bank report, prove of future projects and others. You have to apply in your country of origin or another country than the Czech Republic and well prepared for an interview. It is pretty easier to reach your self-employed license when you are Czech or EU, citizen. You gotta register at any Trade Office across the Czech Republic, pay 1.000CZK fee and you can start running your business immediately. Your duties once you register at the trade Office is to register for Social and Health Insurance as well.
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