As of 1 January 2021, the UK is deemed a third party in business relations with EU member states. This translates to additional obligations for UK businesses performing activities subject to VAT in an EU member state (e.g. in Poland).
Thus, the Polish Ministry of Finance has prepared a regulation exempting businesses from the obligation to appoint a fiscal representative of an entity having its seat or fixed establishment on the territory of the UK. Additionally, business entities from Norway and Northern Ireland will also be entitled to claim this exemption.
Under the abovementioned regulation, the entities from the UK, Norway and Northern Ireland are not obliged to be assisted by a fiscal representative when submitting the January 2021 VAT return.
The regulation was signed on 24 February 2021 by Tadeusz Kościński, the Minister of Finance, Development Funds and Regional Policy. It will enter into force on the day following its publication, effective as of 1 January 2021.
Should you require our assistance in VAT compliance in Poland, please contact our expert Przemysław Powierza:
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