David Krch

Tax Partner
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David Krch is a founding partner of HAVEL & PARTNERS Tax s.r.o., which he founded under the corporate name TAX ADVISORY SERVICES s.r.o. more than 21 years ago after gaining ample practical experience in the tax department at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

David has long-standing practical experience in comprehensively representing foreign corporations doing business in the Czech Republic. He provides a full range of services to clients in respect of corporate income tax and value added tax (in local as well as international context), including representation of corporations with long-term presence in the Czech market, assistance with one-off projects, and due diligence upon entry of new investors to the Czech market. David has 25 years of experience in the area of taxation of foreign companies with long-term presence in the Czech Republic (out of that four years of practice in the tax department of PricewaterhouseCoopers).

David has also been instrumental in numerous projects involving mergers and acquisitions and their financing in the Czech Republic, in which he participated in collaboration with leading law firms in the Czech Republic on the buyers’ as well as the sellers’ side. Since 2000, he has been continuously involved in investment incentives, , where he has on a long-term basis represented major investors, mainly in the automotive industry; he actively cooperates in this area with CzechInvest, the Czech Ministry of Finance, and the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Industry-wise, David primarily focuses on automotive industry, pharmaceutical industry, electronic services and the media. He has for more than 20  years represented foreign automotive manufacturers in the Czech Republic, importers of 4 passenger car and 4 truck brands in the Czech market, financing (leasing) companies of car manufacturers, dealerships, and several primary manufacturers of automotive components. During his previous practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers and in his current practice, David also represents major pharmaceutical companies and their Czech branches in all areas of taxation. He also provides day-to-day comprehensive advice to a major TV company, and to a major player in the field of online intermediation of services.

David is also involved in the work of the Tax Litigation team. As part of this practice, he served as an expert witness in the field of VAT fraud at the London Court of International Arbitration. 

In addition, David occasionally lectures at the Faculty of Finance and Accounting of the University of Economics (VAT) and at the Faculty of Law of Charles University (tax law practice).

Membership in professional associations

  • Czech Chamber of Tax Advisers (KDPČR)
  • Value Added Tax Section of KDPČR
  • International Taxation Section of KDPČR
Czech, English, French, German (passive knowledge)
  • University of Economics in Prague, Faculty of Economics, Prague (2004), Ing. (Master’s degree)

Examples of tax advisory services

  • comprehensive representation of 3 manufacturers/importers of automobiles and 2 manufacturers/importers of trucks for the Czech market in all areas of taxation
  • comprehensive representation of clients during tax inspections concerning corporate income tax and VAT
  • securing communication and coordination of tax issues with foreign corporations’ headquarters (in particular for transfer pricing, and identified tax risks necessitating corrective measures)
  • assistance in setting up new supplier-customer arrangements
  • assistance in dispute resolution within existing supplier-customer arrangements, including communication with legal and tax advisers of the counterparty
  • communication with the Czech Ministry of Finance and the General Financial Directorate while handling issues that are extraordinarily complex in terms of interpretation; concurrent communication with the Ministry of Industry and Trade in respect of investment incentives
  • involvement in the preparation of corporate income tax returns (in particular consistent reviews of outputs and corporate income tax returns)
  • involvement in transfer pricing projects, especially updates
  • representation of clients in professional chambers in connection with tax issues
  • coordination of tax issues with auditors, legal counsels, contractors, and R&D advisers etc.
Experts from the law firm HAVEL & PARTNERS led by David Krch, a tax partner, and Kamila Chládková, a tax manager, provided their client, an Indian company, with comprehensive support and procedural guidance in processing an application for an investment incentive. At the end of November 2023, the Government endorsed the investment incentive as one […]
The law firm’s legal and tax experts provided comprehensive advice to Česká spořitelna in resolving a complicated tax issue related to a donation and its tax deductibility. The tax administration did not accept the reduction of the tax base in respect of a donation granted by Česká spořitelna to the Depositum Bonum Foundation. The tax […]
Authors: David Krch, Martina Sumerauerová, Kristýna Šlehoferová 1 April saw the publication of the conclusion of the Coordination Committee, that is the meeting of the Czech Chamber of Tax Advisors and representatives of the General Financial Directorate regarding VAT on sale and leaseback in the matter of interpretive unification of conclusions in the application of […]
Authors: David Krch, Martina Sumerauerová, Zuzana Zavadilová As you have probably noticed in the media, the Czech Government announced a package of three major measures in response to the significant increase of fuel as a response to the situation in the Ukraine. As we expect these measures to impact your business, we would like to […]
Authors: David Krch, Kateřina Havlínová, Jan Macháček In connection with the conflict in Ukraine, we have prepared a tax summary of how charitable support in the form of monetary and non-monetary donations is currently treated from the perspective of both companies and individuals, especially for the purposes of the correct application of tax deductions. Early […]
Authors: David Krch, Václav Audes, Vlaďka Laštůvková We would like to take this opportunity to inform you about conclusions made by the Coordination Committee[1] regarding tax implications of paybacks provided to health insurance companies based on risk sharing. At the end of last year, the Coordination Committee addressed adjustments of the VAT assessment base (and […]
Attorney-at-law Hana Erbsová, who has been a part of the legal-tax team at HAVEL & PARTNERS since last year, has won the prestigious competition Tax Advisor & Tax Firm of the Year. Top experts from the area of tax and tax law elected her Tax Advisor of the Year in the Tax Administration category. "I […]
Authors: David Krch, Kamila Chládková Up until the summer of 2019, incentives were a popular tool for many companies seeking support for their investments. As a result of the tightening of the rules, the past two years have seen a significant drop in the number of submitted applications and a single-digit number of projects approved […]


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