Travel expenses in Czech Republic in 2020

The Czech regulation changing the rate of the basic reimbursement for the use of road motor vehicles and meal allowances in Czech Republic in 2020



 
The new Czech regulation changing the rate of the basic reimbursement for the use of road motor vehicles and meal allowances and setting out the average price of fuels for the purpose of providing reimbursement of travel costs in 2020 was published in the Czech Collection of Laws on 31 December 2019. In Czech Republic the employees should be reimbursed in accordance with the Czech Labour Code when they use their private cars, motorcycles or bicycles for business purposes. This payment shall be made, tax free, to the Czech employee based on the following rates.
 

Rate of the basic reimbursement for the use of road motor vehicles in Czech Republic in 2020

 
Pursuant to section 157(4) of the Labour Code, the minimum rate of the basic reimbursement for 1 km of journey remained the same in the Czech Republic and amounts to
 
a) CZK 1.10 for single-track vehicles and three-wheelers;
 
b) CZK 4.10 for passenger road motor vehicles.
 

Meal allowances in Czech Republic in 2020

 
Pursuant to section 163(1) of the Labour Code, an employee is entitled to minimum food allowances for each calendar day on a business trip, whereby this amount was increased in the Czech Republic in 2020 compared to 2019 and amounts to
 
a) CZK 87 if the business trip is 5-12 hours long,
 
b) CZK 131 if the business trip is longer than 12 hours, but for the maximum of 18 hours,
 
c) CZK 206 if the business trip is longer than 18 hours.
 
Pursuant to section 176(1) of the Labour Code, an employee is entitled to minimum food allowances for each calendar day on a business trip, whereby this amount was increased in the Czech Republic in 2020 compared to 2019 and amounts to
 
a) CZK 87-103 if the business trip is 5-12 hours long,
 
b) CZK 131-158 if the business trip is longer than 12 hours, but for the maximum of 18 hours,
 
c) CZK 206-246 if the business trip is longer than 18 hours.
 

Average price of fuels in 2020 in Czech Republic

 
Pursuant to section 158(3), third sentence, of the Labour Code, the average price of 1 litre of fuels was decreased in the Czech Republic in 2020 compared to the year 2019 and amount to
 
a) CZK 32 of 95 octane petrol,
 
b) CZK 36 of 98 octane petrol,
 
c) CZK 31.80 of diesel oil.
 
d) CZK 4.80 for 1 kilowatt hour of electricity.
 
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