201701.16
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National Fiscal Administration getting closer

From 1 March (and not 1 January, as the Sejm wanted) tax collection and safety of public finances in Poland will be handled by National Fiscal Administration (KAS). Before taxpayers and officials there is a great tax administration reform. According to the announcement from Marian Banaś, who will stand in charge of the unit from…

201612.26
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Improving Polish tax system in progress

Details of the plans to introduce further changes that are to make Polish fiscal system more flexible and friendly are regularly presented to public opinion by Polish Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Development Mateusz Morawiecki. However, he believes the changes should not be revolutionary, but rather improve how the system works systematically. The…

201610.31
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The government wants changes to the excise tax

Poland’s government is not afraid to take bold steps when it comes to the taxation system. Earlier this year, the ruling party made some changes to the CIT tax. A reform programme aiming at increasing the VAT revenues is under way, and work on a single tax in the place of several mandatory employee contributions…

201609.21
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EU opens an investigation into Polish retail tax

The European Commission suspended the retail tax that was recently introduced by the Polish government. The press release published on Monday states the institution is concerned that the new regulations may not be compliant with EU laws. According to the new tax provisions, all Polish retail businesses in have to pay a levy on their…

201608.08
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President signed the retail tax bill

The much anticipated by the government (less so by store owners) retail tax bill has finally reached the end of its legislative path. Last week, the final step was taken by the President of Poland Andrzej Duda who placed his signature on the act introducing the new levy. The lawmakers were working on the so-called…

201606.20
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Central Invoice Register in 2018?

The government is going all out to find a way to narrow the yawning VAT gap. The Minister of Finance has revealed his resort is considering creation of Central Invoice Register that will give fiscal authorities a deep insight into what Polish companies are doing. The finance minister, Piotr Szałamacha, said in a press conference…

201606.01
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New income tax in 2018?

Are we going to have a major fiscal system overhaul in two years in Poland? It is pretty likely, as state officials reveal some ground-shifting plans with respect to Personal Income Tax and other state levies. Henryk Kowalczyk, Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the Council of Ministers, in a press conference shared the ideas…

201605.18
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EC’s recommendations pinpoint Poland’s system flaws

The European Commission has just published its country-specific recommendations indicating the macroeconomic areas on which the Member States need to focus on. The guidance is part of the European Semester economic policy coordination programme. The aim of country-specific recommendations (CSRs) is to highlight the areas that each country needs to improve in order to boost…