Government presents new ideas for small and medium enterprises
Polish government adopted an SME package – informed Jadwiga Emilewicz, the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Development. The package is to be an answer to the troubles of owners of small and medium-sized companies in the country. Mateusz Morawiecki’s cabinet vouched to make the lives of Polish entrepreneurs easier, at least when it comes to their fiscal and legal duties and interaction with state authorities.
The package of new legal amendments consists of almost 50 new solutions thanks to which business owners are to save time and money. They mainly concern fiscal and commercial law. One of the biggest changes is expanding the status of a “small taxpayer”. Today, a small taxpayer is a company whose annual turnover does not exceed 1.2 million euro. The Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Development want this threshold to be moved up to 2 million euro. The status of a small taxpayer equals different tax rates and simplified compliance obligations than those applying to bigger entities.
Corporate income tax rate is to be decreased from 15 to 9 percent. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki boasted it will be among the lowest in Europe. Among other solutions are one-time tax loss brought forward up to the amount of 5 million PLN, corporate income tax exemptions on the incomes of alternative investment companies arising from sale of shares, elimination of mandatory health and safety training for certain groups of employees (e.g. office staff). Local tax forms are to be simplified and submitted electronically.
Certain changes will apply to limited liability companies. Soon, all management board resolutions will be allowed to be approved remotely. The government also wants to introduce regulations stating the rules applying to repayment of dividend advanced payments by shareholders if a company does not accumulate the assumed level of income or encounters loss.