On 22 July 2019, an amendment to Act No 177/2018 Coll., on Certain Measures for Reducing Administrative Burdens through Use of Public Information Systems and on Changes and Amendments to Certain Acts (the Anti-Bureaucracy Act) was passed. Based on this amendment, natural and legal persons will no longer have to submit the following certificates and extracts to public authorities in documentary form:
- confirmation of tax arrears;
- confirmation of from arrears on social security;
- confirmation of arrears on health insurance;
- confirmation of school attendance; and
- extracts from the register of non-governmental non-profit organisations
Even though the mentioned extracts and certificates of confirmation are registered in public administration information systems that are freely accessible by public authorities, natural and legal persons have still been obliged to submit physical copies of such documentary evidence under special regulations. The amended act does away with these obligations by deleting individual articles of special regulations; indirect amendments have also been made to the Tax Administration Code, the Income Tax Act, and others.
Various parts of this Act will enter into force on 1 September 2019, 1 December 2019, and 1 January 2021.