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WHT relief for holding companies: How and when can they be applied?

Preferential rules for taxing dividends and other income of holding companies in Poland and in the European Union are intended to support holding activities and avoid double taxation. In practice however, it is becoming increasingly difficult to benefit from WHT relief for holding companies in Poland. Why and when can they be applied? What advantages

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20 June 2024

Amendment to the Act on the National Revenue Administration and Certain Other Acts

On March 12th, 2024, the Council of Ministers adopted a draft amendment to the Act on the National Revenue Administration and other acts, presented by the Minister of Finance. The new regulations introduce significant changes aimed at aligning Polish law with EU regulations and strengthening control over the flow of financial resources. What are the

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28 May 2024

ESG reporting obligations getting closer – new challenges for companies

Today, sustainability and corporate responsibility are becoming increasingly important, and companies must look beyond traditional measures of success such as profit. More and more attention is being paid on the impact that companies have on the environment, society, and corporate governance – ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance). In December 2022, the European Union took a

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21 May 2024

DHL opens new international logistics centre in Poznan

DHL has officially opened a new international logistics center in Robakowo near Poznan. It is the result of a joint venture between DHL eCommerce, Post + Parcel Germany and DHL Freight. According to DHL, the new facility will be able to handle up to one million shipments per day. The new complex, for which 180

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20 March 2024

New regulation regarding employee participation in a newly established company resulting from cross-border transformations, mergers, or divisions of companies

As of September 15, 2023, new regulations have come into effect, determining forms of employee participation in a company created as a result of cross-border transformations, mergers, or divisions of companies. This affects the Act of May 26, 2023, on employee participation in a company created as a result of cross-border transformations, mergers, or divisions

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16 October 2023

Amendment to the Code of Commercial Companies

On August 22, 2023, the President signed the Act of August 16, 2023, amending the Commercial Companies Code and certain other acts. The Act came into force on September 15, 2023, introducing numerous important changes related to the reorganization of companies, both domestically and internationally. The changes implemented in the amendment align with the following

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10 October 2023

Foreign controlled entities (CFCs) – tax on pass-through income

Pass-through income is defined as a specific type of tax-deductible expenses incurred by a taxpayer to a non-resident related party during the tax year. Taxes on pass-through income at a rate of 19% on the taxable base must be paid by taxpayers provided several conditions are met. I. The taxpayer must make payments of receivables

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12 July 2023

Estonian CIT – current legal status 2023

Estonian CIT is referred in the law as a lump sum on income of capital companies. It is a modern way of taxation that promotes investments and minimizes formalities when settling taxes for capital companies and partnerships. This solution is addressed to: micro, small and medium-sized capital companies and partnerships (limited and limited joint-stock partnership)

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1 April 2023

Obligation for a company to file a CbC-P notification or CbC-R report

Country-by-Country report (CBC-R) is a reporting mechanism set out in the Act of 9 March 2017 on the exchange of tax information with other countries. Entities belonging to large multinational groups are obliged to report tax information related to that capital group to the National Tax Administration. In order to determine if there is an

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7 February 2023

Instead of two, three nuclear power plants in Poland

4 gigawatts for 20 billion dollars According to Anna Moskwa, Minister of Climate and Environment, these are the key figures for Poland’s first nuclear power plant. The Polish government has now decided that it will be built using technology from the US power plant supplier Westinghouse. The planned site is Lubiatowo-Kopalino on the Baltic Sea.

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12 November 2022

New version of the Instructions for filling in and sending INTRASTAT declarations in Poland

The Customs Department of the Polish Ministry of Finance has published on its page a new version of the Instructions for Completing and Submitting INTRASTAT Declarations (dated July 27, 2022). These instructions are available under the link: Instructions for filling and sending INTRASTATdeclarations, version 1.15 What has changed? According to the Polish Ministry of Finance:

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30 August 2022

1 billion zloty for the expansion of the container port in Gdansk

The operator of the container port in Gdansk, DCT Gdansk Sp. z o.o., has signed a PLN 1 billion contract with a consortium led by Polish construction group Budimex for the expansion of the container port. With the construction of the third Baltic Hub 3 terminal, the Baltic port is set to become one of

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27 July 2022

EU funding for 2021-2027

EUR 76 bln from EU funds for Poland in 2021-2027 In the years 2021-2027, Poland will receive EUR 76 bln from the European Union budget – EUR 72.2 bln from cohesion policy…

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15 October 2021

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