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POLAND: Changes in the scope of VAT rates as of 1 June 2019


As informed in blog post, the Polish Ministry of Finance published the draft amendment to the VAT Act (of 8 November 2018).

On 5 March 2019, the draft amendment to the Polish VAT Act introducing a new matrix of VAT rates has been adopted. This in practice means that goods will be assigned to the Combined Nomenclature (CN), whilst services will be based on a new classification of products and services (i.e. 2015 PKWiU codes). Continue reading


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POLAND: DAC6 reporting obligation relevant for VAT since January 2019


DAC6 will be implemented by all EU territories as of January 1st 2020 with reporting obligation on all relevant transactions since June 2018. It looked like until today that this kind of reporting obligation will not be relevant for indirect taxes. However the publication of the implementation in the national law in Poland shows that VAT relevant transactions will have to be reported as well.

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Poland – Brief summary of recent tax situation


Based on the latest World Bank’s “Doing Business” report Polish tax system is one of the most complicated and complex systems within the EU. In general, significant time investment is needed to fulfill tax obligations in Poland.

Polish legal provisions are often not formulated in clear way. Continue reading