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5 August 2019
Tomasz BEGER
Explanations regarding how to file and what to include in a declaration on preparing local transfer pricing report has been published on the Ministry of Finance’s website. The information concerns declarations submitted under the new laws applicable from 1 January 2019 if they are applied to transfer pricing reports covering 2018 (link). This newsletter offers a detailed explanation of that issue.
17 July 2019
On 5 March 2019, the Sejm received the governmental draft act amending the Value Added Tax Act and the Tax Ordinance Act. After a long while, on 3 July 2019, the Sejm decided to send the draft to the Public Finance Committee. Given the fact that the amendment includes significant changes of the VAT rates, it is a good idea to learn about the planned amendments today.
12 July 2019
The Ministry of Finance has published a draft act introducing an obligatory split payment mechanism for certain goods and services. New regulations are supposed to enter into force already as of 1 September 2019. The draft act has been adopted by the Council of Ministers and sent to Sejm.
2 July 2019
On the last working day preceding the entry into force of revolutionary solutions in withholding tax, the Minister of Finance once again decided to postpone them. This time, the Ministry of Finance decided that the new regulations on the obligation to withhold tax at domestic rates shall enter into force as of 1 January 2020.
30 May 2019
On 12 April, amended VAT, CIT and PIT acts were passed. As of 1 January 2020, more stringent provisions concerning payments exceeding PLN 15 thousand will be in force. Any failure to meet statutory conditions will result in joint and several liability of the purchaser for the vendor’s VAT accounting and denied right to recognise this expenditure as tax deductible. Under the new regulations, foreign entities operating on the territory of Poland will have to open bank accounts in Poland. New regulations are going to cover limited companies, partnerships and sole proprietorships.
7 May 2019
Tomasz BEGER
On 15 April 2019, the Act of 4 April 2019 amending the Act on the Exchange of Tax Information With Other Countries and Certain Other Acts (Journal of Laws of 2019, item 694), hereinafter: “Amendment”, was published in the Journal of Laws. The new regulations introduce changes among others in the Country-by-Country Reporting mechanism, hereinafter: “CBC”. This newsletter will give you a summary of the introduced regulations.
29 March 2019
Przemysław POWIERZA
The Regulation of the Minister of Finance of 19 September 2018 on declarations of the transport of goods (Journal of Laws, item 1849) has introduced an obligation for consignees and consignors to authenticate the user registered in the Electronic Services Platform of the Customs Service (hereinafter: PUESC) by also providing the entity’s SISC ID, in addition to the login and password, i.e. a 17-digit identification number. This change results from the provisions of Article 9 paragraph 7 of the Act of 9 March 2017 on the Monitoring System for the Road and Rail Transport of Goods (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 2332).
6 March 2019
Piotr LISS
By the end of April 2019, authorisations of simplified VAT accounting procedures issued before the entry into force of the Union Customs Code (UCC) will be re-assessed. The process of obtaining new authorisations will be more restrictive.
7 January 2019
Piotr LISS
The amended Act on Corporate Income Tax introduces a new mechanism for collecting withholding tax, as set forth in Article 26 paragraph 2e of the Act on Corporate Income Tax (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2018, item 1036, hereinafter: the CIT Act).
21 December 2018
Piotr LISS
On 1 January 2019, new provisions of the PIT Act and the CIT Act will enter into force as regards claiming expenses related to passenger cars used for business purposes. They will introduce a major change in the existing rules and principles concerning, among others, capital allowances, determining the tax deductible costs of selling, as well as claiming lease rentals and running costs of passenger cars against tax.
18 December 2018
The efforts to make the collection of the value-added tax more effective are an evident tendency in all of the European Union, including Germany. The tax administrations perceive goods coming from outside Europe, mainly from Asian markets, to be a serious problem at present. These vendors often do not pay taxes, which significantly distorts the competition and, what is more, it depletes the budgets of EU countries.
6 December 2018
By virtue of the Act of 4 October 2018 on employee capital plans, all employers are required to implement the Employee Capital Plan (PPK) in their organizations.
26 November 2018
Piotr LISS
On 1 January 2019, an extensive amendment of the Corporate Income Tax Act (hereinafter referred to as the CIT Act) will enter into force, thus introducing very significant, not to say groundbreaking, rules and principles of collecting the withholding CIT. Reduced rates or exemptions from CIT shall continue to apply to the payment of dividends, interest, royalties and fees for certain services; however, there is a number of new formal requirements to be met.
22 November 2018
On 14 November 2018 the Constitutional Court announced its final verdict on the amendment to the Social Insurance System Act of 14 November 2018.
22 November 2018
Tomasz BEGER
In newsletter 9/2018, we informed you about the planned changes in transfer pricing. Now it is a fact: on 14 November 2018, the President signed the Act of 23 October 2018 amending the Personal Income Tax, Corporate Income Tax, Tax Ordinance Act and certain other acts. In the newsletter below we are going to summarise the regulations that have been introduced.
20 September 2018
Piotr LISS
On 24 August 2018, the Ministry of Finance published a draft act amending the Personal Income Tax Act, the Corporate Income Tax Act, the Tax Ordinance Act and certain other acts (hereinafter referred to as the “Draft Amendment”). In the present article, we will focus on the most important planned changes in the Corporate Income Tax Act (hereinafter referred to as the CIT Act), as they can be approached from two perspectives. On the one hand, the Draft provides for considerably simplified procedures and introduces new tax incentives, and on the other hand, it introduces significant restrictions and difficulties for Polish entrepreneurs while boosting tax revenues in an effort to make the tax system more efficient.
3 September 2018
Piotr LISS
The Ministry of Finance published draft legislation that introduces, among others, the ‘exit tax’ to the Polish taxation regime. The point is to tax unrealised capital gains as company’s assets, permanent establishment or tax residence is moved to another country.
10 August 2018
Przemysław POWIERZA
On its website the Ministry of Finance has published the long-awaited tax explanations about the application of the mechanism of split payment between value added taxpayers. We should remember that as of 1 July 2018 entrepreneurs are entitled (but not required) to make payments with the use of this type of settlement system.
24 July 2018
Tomasz BEGER
The latest draft act, amending the Acts on Income Taxes and Certain Other Acts, published on 16 July 2018 is a harbinger of many comprehensive changes in transfer pricing. Less red tape and many simplifications for taxpayers are the principal goals the legislator had in mind. The draft act is now under public consultation, therefore its final wording is yet unknown.
29 June 2018
Przemysław POWIERZA
As of 1 July 2018, filing of the Standard Audit File for Tax (SAF-T, in Polish abbreviated as JPK) shall applyy to all taxpayers – entrepreneurs keeping their books in electronic format.

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