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Regulations more friendly towards Polish SMEs

The government of Mateusz Morawiecki has recently approved a set of legislative changes prepared with Polish companies in mind. The programme, called “Favourable Law”, is to make doing business in Poland easier, particularly for medium and small enterprises. It is not the first initiative of its kind, but another step on the way towards less […]
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VAT whitelist in September 2019

The Ministry of Finance prepared new provisions with regard to the VAT taxpayers’ register. The state database will contain information on all active payers of the tax on goods and services and constitute an indispensable KYC verification tool. Counterparty verification is obligatory when entering into business transactions in Poland.   The VAT register was created […]
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Orlen will take over Lotos

In a few months’ time, Poland will witness a major takeover in the energy sector. Orlen Group, the biggest company in the Polish fuel industry (and one of the biggest oil companies in Europe), has plans to join forces with Lotos Group, another big Polish fuel company. A few days ago, it was announced that […]
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Pension system revolution comes to life

July is the month when the government’s pensions system reform comes into effect. The retirement system has been reshaped to resemble the solutions that are in place in numerous European countries. The change is being introduced gradually, with the big companies currently at the forefront. From 1 July 2019, Polish enterprises employing more than 250 […]
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Will 2020 ZUS contributions kill Polish companies?

Life of an entrepreneur in Poland can be tough. Especially when the authorities announce the official amounts of social insurance contributions. The 2020 numbers have just been released and, once again, the payments, which are made for every legally employed person, will go up. In fact, the government prepared the biggest hike of the contribution […]
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EU adopts no carbon goal because of Poland

During the recent EU summit that took place in Brussels Poland together with three other Eastern European states: Hungary, Estonia, and Czech Republic, blocked the proposal to adopt new carbon emission goals. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said his obligation is to protect Polish interests and the initiative for combating climate change was highly detrimental for […]
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Poland faces an ultimatum from the European Commission

Poland may lose as much as 8 billion euro for anti-pollution initiative that is offered by the European Union. There is a strong possibility that the funds will go up in a puff of smoke due to the fact that Polish authorities are not very cooperative and are not eager to follow the guidelines from […]
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Andrzej Duda’s official visit to the United States

The President of Poland Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda have recently ended their official visit to the United States. During their stay in North America they met Donald and Melania Trump. The purpose of the six-day diplomatic mission was, among other things, to discuss the military presence of the US in Poland and […]
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Zero Personal Income Tax coming in August

Polish government officials announced their plans to introduce zero percent personal income tax a few months ago, and it appears the promise is slowly becoming reality. This week, Government Legislation Centre published a draft version of the bill amending the income tax legislation accordingly.   However, the new provisions will not apply to all taxpayers. […]
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Red tape slows down employee acquisition

Currently, more than 40% of big companies in Poland employ foreign workforce. Employees from other countries, mainly Ukraine and other non-EU states, have been present here for a long time and constitute a substantial part of the labour market. Many businesses, especially those in the construction, manufacturing and agriculture sectors, rely heavily on workers from […]
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