The second phase of the Czech Social Security Office electronization
The Czech Social Security Office strives for the highest possible electronic communication with other entities, especially employers. Evidence of this is the electronic sick note, which began to operate from the beginning of 2020. However, since September 1st, 2020, there have been further changes and the possibility to send most reports in writing has disappeared from the legislation.
Pension records, registrations and deregistrations of employees and annexes to all sickness insurance benefits can be therefore submitted only electronically. The obligation to send an overview of the social insurance payment only electronically already applies from June 1st, 2020.
The legislation further states that if the employer is not able to send a specific report electronically due to demonstrable objective reasons, the one may do so in writing together with stating such reason. Such an objective reason could be, for example, a blackout.
Martin Svoboda, Payroll Development Specialist