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We write about initiating business activity in Poland. We explain how the process of incorporating and registering a business looks like and discuss the requirements that have to be met to be able to function on the Polish market – in compliance with relevant legislation. Our RSM Poland Blog is also a source of information for foreign entrepreneurs for whom an investment in Poland is their first step on the way to further development in the entire CEE region. Read our Doing business in Poland insights and find answers to all emerging questions.

Holding law: important changes for a group of companies operating in Poland

30 September 2022
Karolina BARTKOWIAK
13th October 2022 is the date of entry into force of the amendment to the Polish Code of Commercial Partnerships and Companies, which introduces the so-called holding law. The new regulations are to regulate the legal situation of private limited companies (i.e. limited liability companies, simple joint-stock companies, and joint-stock companies) that operate within the corporate groups. The amendment also affects foreign parent companies.

New rules for signing financial statements and reports on company's operation in practice

2 August 2022
Krzysztof WARAKOMSKI
Let us remind you that from 1 January this year, there is a new option to sign financial statements and reports on company’s operations. If the entity drawing up the above-mentioned reports is managed by a collective body, it is enough for the statements or report to be signed by only one of its members, and the rest, instead of signatures, can make a declaration that the statements or report meet the requirements of the Act.

How to convert your sole proprietorship into a limited liability company?

6 June 2022
Michał BOBROWSKI
Many entrepreneurs who embark on their journey towards running their own business, opt for the simplest business structure, namely a sole proprietorship. The reason behind it is that is it not complicated and involves low start-up expenses, relatively few formalities, low costs and a quick registration process. However, as your business grows, other forms of running it may prove better for you.

The Court of Justice of the European Union again remarked on a fixed establishment

22 April 2022
Karolina BARTKOWIAK
The Court of Justice of the European Union issued a judgement on April 7, 2022, in the case of a Romanian company, Berlin Chemie A. Menarini SRL with the participation of a German parent company, Berlin Chemie AG, which may be of considerable importance for the correct understanding of the concept of a fixed establishment in terms of goods and services tax.

Working from home and taxes: the risk of creating a permanent establishment that gives rise to corporate income tax liability

22 April 2022
Karolina BARTKOWIAK
At present, the tax authorities are becoming increasingly interested in taxable permanent establishments of foreign enterprises in Poland. The tax authorities are taking a close look at them, because it affects the place of taxation of the income earned by a given enterprise.

Q&A for the citizens of Ukraine

6 April 2022
Are you a citizen of Ukraine who wants to start a business in Poland ? Do you feel unsure about the conditions that you should fulfil? Check out our Q&A - the RSM Poland's experts prepared short answers for the most common questions and explained everything you need to know before setting up a company in our country.

Branch and Representative Office of a Foreign Company in Poland: (Attractive) Alternatives to Starting a Company?

16 October 2021
Krzysztof WARAKOMSKI
If a foreign company has a temporary project in Poland or would just like to emphasize its presence on the Polish market, a foreign entrepreneur may consider some alternatives to establishing a company in Poland, namely opening a branch or a representative office of its foreign company in Poland.

Business valuation: who and to what extent should do it when a company is being sold?

12 October 2021
Krzysztof CIESIELSKI
If the seller wants to land a good price and the buyer wants to avoid overpaying, the transaction of selling a business must be supported with a reliable valuation of the acquired company. But who should do it and how should it be done in order for the valuation report to be credible?

Convenient and fast e-KRS: a new dimension of the registration process

18 June 2021
Zuzanna BRÓDKA
Plans of introducing an online registration procedure in the National Court Register (in Polish: KRS) were developed back in 2018. Unfortunately, the online registration process still remains merely a proposal.

Representation of a Limited Liability Company Limited Partnership: What Does it Take for a Legal Act by this Partnership to be Valid?

5 May 2021
Patrycja SZYMAŃSKA
In our practice of corporate advisory we often come across a limited liability company limited partnership, i.e. a limited partnership where the general partner is a limited liability company. It is very often the case that the limited partner in such a limited partnership is a member of the general partner’s management board. If it is the case, you need to be careful about the representation of the limited partnership and its general partner, i.e. a limited liability company, in any activities related to the operations of your business.

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