The Ministry of Finance presents a draft of explanations regarding the due diligence obligation related to transactions where the beneficial owner of the payment is located in a tax haven

Regulations regarding settlements with tax havens have been part of the TP regulations since 2000. Since then, obligations to document transactions with related entities were indirectly transferred to settlements executed by taxpayers with tax haven-based entities. At the end of 2020, the legislator took a big step forward by incorporating changes to regulations regarding settlements […]

VAT Fiscal Representative for non-EU companies

Non-EU established companies should appoint a Fiscal Representative to operate in most EU countries. The Fiscal Representative is required for entrepreneurs starting their operations in Poland. Exception! As of January 1, 2021, the British and Norwegian companies are exempt from the obligation to appoint a Fiscal Representative in Poland. This change was announced on February […]

Refinancing of employees’ remuneration should be taxed?

Entrepreneurs who received support under Article 15g/15gg of the Anti-crisis Shield may be obliged to pay tax on the additional taxable benefit in the amount of the received funds. According to the authorities refinancing of employees’ remuneration received from the Guaranteed Employee Benefits Fund (FGŚP) should be subject to CIT. According to the approach initially […]

General tax ruling of the Ministry of Finance on the qualification of fuel card transactions for VAT purposes

On 15 February 2021, the Ministry of Finance issued a general tax ruling regarding qualification for VAT purposes of fuel card transactions. The ruling confirms the theses of CJEU’s judgment of 5 May 2019 in the Polish case Vega International C-235/18, indicating premises allowing to distinguish a supply of goods among three entities (taxed with […]

Proposed amendments to the Act on Counteracting Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism

On 19 January 2021, the Polish Parliament (the Sejm) received a government draft amendment to the Act on Counteracting Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism aimed at implementing changes in AML directives. What is about to change? Changes to the Central Register of Ultimate Beneficial Owners (CRBR) Extension of the catalogue of entities obliged to […]

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