The Council of Ministers adopted Constitution for Business
It is a package of five drafts of bills regarding amendments to the commercial law: Entrepreneurs’ law, act on the Spokesperson for Small and Medium Enterprises, Act on Central Register and Information on Commercial Activity and Information Point for the Entrepreneur, act on the rules of participation of foreign entrepreneurs and other foreign persons in commercial trade on the territory of the Republic of Poland, act regulations introducing the act law of entrepreneurs and other acts regarding business activity.
The law of entrepreneurs sets out the basic legal rules for them: of freedom of economic activity, presumption of honesty, positive interpretation of legal provisions, settling doubts to the benefit of the entrepreneur, proportionality, objectivity and fair treatment.
Other rules concern: certainty of law, fair competition and respect for good practice and legitimate interests of other entrepreneurs and consumers, and also providing information, cooperation between bodies and the speed at which they are acting.
A novelty is introduction of unregistered activity – when monthly revenue does not exceed 50 percent of the minimum remuneration. It will not be subject to registration at Central Register and Information on Business Activity. This concerns e.g. minor trade, occasional provision of services
REGON number will be gradually let go of; NIP will be the only thing necessary when contacting public offices.
For six months – exemption from social insurance contribution for beginner entrepreneurs.
The Spokesperson for Small and Medium Enterprises is to intervene is matters where their rights are being breached, carry out mediations with administration bodies, submit opinions on legal acts. Upon the Spokesperson’s request, state offices will be obliged to provide clarification with respect to ambiguous legal provisions.
The Ministry of Finance plans to simplify fiscal system for entrepreneurs – shorter period for obligatory submission of financial statements, disposal of some documentation obligations, simple rules of settling deductible costs, among other things.