- Ultra-fast company transfer
- All clear - fixed cost - no surprises
- Easy - just pick the company and tell us when you coming
- Good relationship with most important banks (PEKAO, PKOBP, Santander, Millennium, mBank, ING, Citi).
- Unlimited bank accounts - no caps/no limits
- Foreign bank accounts
- Multiple address locations (Warsaw, Kraków, Katowice, Rzeszów, Piekary Ślaskie, Poznań, Wrocław, Szczecin)
- Virtual Office service
- physical office arrangement/ staff recruitment & accounting
- tax inspection handling / EORI & GIOS
- WDL Trading / Energy / Electricity / Natural gas trading licenses
Poland is the 6th biggest country in the European Union in terms of population and the main country of the CEE region. The state has 38 million inhabitants. Poland has joined the EU in 2004 and since then its economy has been growing fast. While other countries have been affected by the last financial crisis, Polish economy stayed strong and its GDP is growing every year.
Poland is the first and still the main country where ShelfCompanies24.com provide services. Below you will find some basic information about the jurisdiction.
Companies in Poland operate under the provisions stipulated in the Act on the Freedom of Business Activity. There are several types of legal structure permitted, but the most popular among investors is a limited liability company (sp. z o.o.). This kind of company needs to have at least one shareholder who is required to provide initial capital in the minimum amount of 5,000 PLN. In-kind contributions are accepted.
Shareholders needs to draw up Articles of Association in the form of a notary deed and appoint at least one director. The director and shareholder may be the same person. The Articles of Association and other required paperwork are then submitted to the Register of Entrepreneurs maintained by the National Court Register.
Once a business entity is registered by the court, it receives a taxpayer number (NIP) and company number (KRS). Limited liability companies in Poland are under obligation to prepare annual financial statements accompanied by an auditor’s report.
VAT rate in Poland is 23% while the standard corporate income tax is 19%. Small taxpayers are subject to a reduced 9% CIT rate. Capital gains are taxed at 19%. Tax incentives for companies engaging in research and development activities apply. Withholding tax on interest is 20%. Shipping and mining companies are subject to tonnage and excavation taxes. Polish company law includes exit tax provisions that apply to companies moving their residence outside of the country. Fiscal losses may be carried forward for the period of five years and up to 50% of their value.
Poland has strong economy with constant GDP growth over the last three decades. The country is the sixth biggest economy of the European Union and also one of the biggest recipients of EU funds. Due to this, the transport infrastructure has improved considerably in the few recent years. The World Bank classifies Polish economy as high-income. Key sectors are steel, mining and chemical industry as well as services.
Poland is a semi-presidential democratic republic. Polish parliament is bilateral, with a 460-member Sejm (the lower chamber) and a 100-member Senate. The head of state is the President of Poland who is empowered to veto legislation. The head of government is the Prime Minister (known as the President of the Council of Ministers).
The biggest bank in Poland is state-owned PKO Bank Polski, followed by Bank Pekao and Santander. Together, they have more than 48 million clients (corporate and individual). The banking sector employs more than 100,000 people. Financial market and its participants are supervised by Polish Financial Supervision Authority or KNF. The authority also maintains registers of payment services providers and of domestic e-money institutions.
All companies are equal before the law.
A good formation agent is what makes a difference.
ShelfCompanies24.com is one of the leading providers of ready made companies and special purpose vehicles (SPVs) as well as other investment structures delivering outstanding service at very reasonable prices and at highest speed. We have setup and sold hundreds of companies. Our company is considered trustworthy and reliable by our clients as well as by many professional law firms and tax advisers.
What is very unique in our style of operation is the fact that we have our ready made companies already registered in many various addresses in Poland. All other providers have one address where they keep their shelf companies registered so that client wishing to buy more than one company with different address cannot be satisfied.
Many competitors may be offering lower prices however this always is at the expense of service and provided company quality. Our core activity is company formation in Poland and sale of ready made companies thus all members of our team have appropriate professional background. Our shelf companies are formed in accordance to all relevant laws and procedures by the team of qualified and experience professionals and lawyers. On the other hand the maintenance of our ready made companies is performed by licensed and proficient accountants and tax advisers. Therefore our clients can be sure that Polish shelf company they buy from us is clean, with no debts or tax issues, is formed professionally and its Articles of Association are of high quality.
Our main clients are private investors, traders, law, audit, accountancy and tax advisory firms as well as banks and investment funds. Throughout the years of activity Shelfcompanies24 has been enjoying the reputation of the fastest and most responsive shelf company provider in Poland.
Our ready made companies have been formed and maintained by our team. Therefore we always guarantee their quality and that they are debt free, with no trading history and consequently riskless to build new ventures on.
Our services do not finish on the sale of Polish shelf companies. We provide also many other related and necessary services so that we can be treated as a one stop shop in a business setup in Poland. We are also experts in tailor made company formation in Poland as well as compliance and registering various changes within the company like director appointments and dismissals, company name change, share capital increase or decrease, company address change and many other issues.
We also provide tax and legal advisory services that are inevitably required by the businesses in Poland. We cooperate with many reputable tax and legal advisory firms whose services we can also recommend when the nature of the problem requires certain field specialist engagement.
For those clients who have a need to present their companies documents in foreign countries we provide apostille and translation services. After company sale documents can simply stay with us for the purpose of their apostille or legalisation and sworn translation to any desired language. This service is mainly required when there is a need to open a foreign bank account for a Polish shelf company.
Furthermore we have agreements with many different accounting offices so that we are able to offer a wide choice of the particular accountant that will be dealing with client’s company. Also in case two or more of our clients are trading partners we can ensure that their books will be handled by separate and independent accountants.
Ultimately we can also support with a procedure of liquidation/bankruptcy of a company if a client wishes to withdraw presence from Poland. In this case we can either manage the process of liquidation or bankruptcy on client’s behalf or simply just dispose the assets and takeover the company so that the clients can enjoy fast exit.
The company delivered a ready-to-go business, with VAT and EU VAT registration. Paperwork and the whole re-registration process was handled efficiently. I recommend this to anyone looking for a no-hassle company acquisition.
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We needed to start building our presence in Poland fast, and a ready-made company seemed like the best option. We got presented with several location choices, picked the company name, signed some paperwork and were good to go. We got a company that was VAT-registered, with multiple bank accounts, just as we wanted.
Thank you for all the help. Your after-sale support is what sets you apart from the competition. It was important for me to get comprehensive company services at one place, with accounting, banking, tax issues handled for me, etc. I got everything I needed.
I really recommend this website if you are looking for a shelf company in Poland. The companies are already registered, with no history and all documentation in place. This is really a great solution if you want to start your business ASAP. And the range of available post-sale services is just amazing.
Thank you for your support! Your advice was invaluable. Polish tax and legal provisions can really be a pain in the neck, but with your help I am able to get going.
Not only did we need a new company, but also someone to take care of our accounting and compliance. Now, we must say ShelfCompanies24 helped us to transition smoothly into the Polish market. Good work, guys!
The company indeed delivers what it promises. I was able to start business in less than no time, with all the formalities taken care of by a super nice team of people. This is a good stop if you want a ready-made company operating in Poland.
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Tomasz has graduated from Warsaw School of Economics. His specialization was Finance. Tom supervises the whole business activity of ShelfCompanies24.com and manages all company’s affairs.
Company Formation Specialist
Anna has graduated from Cracow University of Economics as well as Lazarski School of Law. At ShelfCompanies24.com Anna is responsible for company formation, shelf companies, foreign bank accounts and customer service.
Piotr is a graduate of Law Faculty at University of Gdańsk. He is also an attorney. At ShelfCompanies24.com Piotr takes care of compliance, company registry issues and company formation.
Aleksandra has completed a master degree in law at Kozminski University in Warsaw. At ShelfCompanies24.com Aleksandra is responsible for customer service, logistics as well as relationships with the banks.
Julia is a graduate of Faculty of Law and Administration at Jagielonian University in Cracow and College of Law at Florida State University. At ShelfCompanies24.com Julia is responsible for company formation in various countries and taxation issues.