Statistical reporting

motiv článku - Statistical reporting The text contains important information about entities dealing with collection of statistical data and administrative procedures of collecting data in the Czech Republic.

Legal requirements

There are both government and private entities in the Czech Republic dealing with collection of statistical data. Some operate based on a legal requirement, some are voluntary. Based on the Act on the State Statistical Service (No. 89/1995 Coll., as amended) the reporting duty is defined by the State Statistical Service - the Czech Statistical Office, an office of the state statistical service of the Ministries and other state administration offices. However, they can only impose the statistical duty on economic entities, not the citizens. Before the end of the year, the Czech Statistical Office issues the Programme of Statistical Surveys which includes the list of all statistical surveys. Each type of statement includes the purpose of the findings and its content, area of reporting units subject to the reporting duty, method of statistical verification, periodicity, deadlines for provision of information and information on the body carrying out the surveys.

The duty of an economic entity to provide statistical data originates when the entity is asked – typically in writing – to fill out relevant forms or statistical survey questionnaires. The economic entity then needs to complete the requested statistical survey and its results at its own cost, or it is subject to financial penalties. The provided data must be on time, complete, correct, and truthful. All individual information of the respondent is protected from abuse; the relevant state office is responsible for the protection of the data.

After that, the Czech Statistical Office makes the public familiar with the results of statistical surveys through the media. It also provides information abroad.

Types of statistics

Under the Act on the State Statistical Service, the Czech Statistical Office and the offices of the ministerial statistical services have a duty to report. Under this Act, a duty to report may be imposed on economic entities, but not on citizens, to whom a specific law may apply.

Intrastat is the system for collecting and processing data for statistics on the trade in goods between Member States. It also includes the collection of data on movements of goods that are not directly traded between trading partners from the various Member States. The duty to report data to Intrastat applies to:

  • persons registered or identified for value added tax in the Czech Republic,
  • reporting units that are registered for value added tax simultaneously in the Czech Republic and in another Member State,
  • natural persons and legal entities registered or identified for value added tax in the Czech Republic that have dispatched goods to another Member State or received goods from another Member State the value of which exceeds the threshold value for reporting data to Intrastat.

Intrastat manuals

Administrative procedures

In order to collect data faster and easier, there is now the option of electronic data collection from the respondents. Respondents can also satisfy their reporting duty by using a programme or sending the filled out questionnaire by mail. Naturally, the system also provides security of individual statistical data.

Resources

The following governmental and non-governmental institutions and web portals offer further information and useful services related to the statistical duty and statistical programmes.


Personalised help and advice

The Enterprise Europe Network is an extensive network (with 600 host organisations and 4 000 full-time staff) providing information and advice to businesses on submitting statistics.

Legal texts

Document created in co-operation between Your Europe - Business (EU portal for companies) and BusinessInfo.cz.