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Officials will warn you against VAT fraud

Tax authorities want to help Polish entrepreneurs protect themselves against fraudsters. As it turns out, it is not very difficult to unwillingly become a participant to the so-called VAT carousel, an elaborate scheme designed to illegally obtain government money in the form of value added tax refunds. The officials will send out letters to those […]
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Entrepreneur’s text – yes or no?

A few weeks ago, the Ministry of Finance presented a novel idea for securing budget revenue from taxation on businesses. Ministry experts want to verify whether Polish sole proprietorships qualify for this status. The so-called “entrepreneur’s test” (or a test for being considered an entrepreneur), gained a lot of attention in the media and mixed […]
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Poland celebrates 15 years in the EU

First of May marks the fifteenth anniversary of Poland’s accession into the European Union. The last 15 years is a story of growth, economic development, as well as political, social and other changes. Today, most Poles are happy to be EU citizens and the gained benefits for the Polish economy and businesses are undeniable.   […]
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More investment into rail in Poland

Prime Minister Mateusz Mazowiecki has recently announced that the government prepared a list of train lines of strategic importance to the country. The ruling party wants to make sure rail transportation is not neglected. On the contrary – the planned construction of Solidarity Transport Hub (knows also as Central Communication Port) is going to put […]
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Open Pension Funds to be disposed of

Polish government announced its plans for a new pension system reform and intention to entirely do away with Open Pension Funds (OFE). This will be a definite end of the retirement system as we know it.   Several years ago, after the reform of 1999, OFEs were supposed to be the main pillar of the […]
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First electronic money licence in Poland

Financial Supervision Authority (KNF), the body supervising the Polish financial market, granted first-ever licence for issuing electronic money in Poland. The licence was approved for Polish-British company called Billon Solutions. The entity has also been permitted to provide payment services using electronic money. This is a noteworthy moment in the history of Poland’s financial markets. […]
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New taxes in 2020

The ruling party have recently presented a series of ideas that will keep the voters happy but are likely to give the Minister of Finance a headache. Giveaways such as the thirteenth pension or zero Personal Income Tax for employees under 26 are going to cost billions of PLN. Economic experts warn that the government […]
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Ministry want to reduce labour costs

Teresa Czerwińska, Poland’s Minister of Finance, announced new government plans aiming to bring labour costs down. This is to be done by an array of changes to Personal Income Tax regulations. The ones who will benefit the most are young Poles and people with low to moderate income.   The changes will affect employees who […]
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Energy transition – a challenge for Poland

Europe needs to move away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy sources. The energy transition is one of the biggest challenges that current and future governments face. The change will be particularly hard for those regions whose economies are based on coal. A recent report from the European Commission experts focuses on the future […]
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Teachers’ strike spreads across Poland

Monday is the first day of national-wide teacher’s strike. It is estimated that more than 70 percent of preschool, primary, middle and secondary school teachers participate in the strike, and it is virtually impossible for anyone to miss it. Most state schools are closed for indeterminate period. Although pupils may be happy the school is […]
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