Legal news

1-04-2009

The Ministry of Economy is working on a draft of act on decreasing barriers on conducting business activity. One of the acts amended within the scope of this draft will be the Act on Upbringing in Sobriety and Counteracting Alcoholism.


1-04-2009

The Ministry of Finance has initiated a new system for submitting annual tax declarations by natural persons via the internet.


1-04-2009

On June 18, 2009, an amendment to the Act on Insurance Activity comes into force. The changes aim to implement European Parliament and Council directive no. 2005/68/EC of November 16, 2005, on reinsurance.


1-04-2009

A draft amendment to inheritance law has been submitted to the Ministry of Justice as proposed by Fundacja Centrum Naukowe Notariatu [Notaryship Academic Centre Fund], which is patronized by the National Council of Notaries.


31-03-2009

On March 31, 2009 new provisions of the Act on Evidence and Identification of Taxpayers and Tax Withholders came into force.


5-03-2009

An amendment to the Tax Ordinance and to the Act on Stamp Duty included in the Act of  March 5, 2009, enables tax declarations, including those submitted electronically, to be signed by a taxpayer’s, tax withholder’s or collector’s proxy.


1-03-2009

On March 31, 2009, provisions will come into force which amend the Act on Freedom of Economic Activity with respect to, among other things, the suspension of economic activity.


1-03-2009
In accordance with a recent judgment of the Supreme Court, a foreign judgment (i.e. a judgment of a civilian court of a foreign country) is not to be recognized in Poland if it is contrary to a judgment which has been issued already in Poland. Such a foreign judgment is not enforceable in Poland.

1-03-2009

The Sejm is working on draft legislation which is to increase the limit of revenues of “small entrepreneurs” from EUR 800,000 to EUR 1.2 million. That way, the revenue limits of “small entrepreneurs” specified in the income acts and in the act on VAT will be the same.


12-02-2009

In its judgment of February 12, 2009 (case file no. III SA/Wa 1684/08), the Voivodship Administrative Court decided that expenses borne of the issuing of new shares on the stock exchange can be included in a tax deduction.


12-02-2009

On February 12, the Sejm adopted an amendment to the act which, among other things, lifts the obligation to obtain a construction permit and the obligation to register construction work, replacing these with a simplified procedure for entry into the Construction Work Register.


5-02-2009

By its judgment of February 5, 2009 (file no. II FSK 1656/07) the Supreme Administrative Court declared that the reasons for a plea of nullity should be defined unambiguously and clearly so that they raise no doubts as to the extent of the complaints and the intention of the party making the plea.


4-02-2009

In accordance with an individual interpretation made by the Head of the Tax Chamber in Katowice on February 4, 2009 (file no.: IBPBI/2/4240-2/09), expenses for an incentive event in the form of a picnic for employees and their closest family members may be deductible business expenses for a taxpayer.


1-02-2009

In accordance with an amendment to the Labor Code of February 1, 2009, employees who have turned 50 will receive from the employer the due remuneration in case of inability to work lasting for up to 14 days during a calendar year.


1-02-2009

Pursuant to §7 of the decree of October 15, 1997 on the detailed organisation and manner of managing of the Register of Pledges, a motion for making an entry in the register should include identification numbers of the entities to be registered.


1-02-2009

In accordance with the director of the Tax Chamber in Warsaw’s interpretation of provisions by (file no. IPPB1/415-12/09-3/KS), a lessor settles its dues towards the fiscal authorities by paying a lump-sum tax.


1-02-2009

Parliament is working on a draft amendment to the act counteracting the practice of “money laundering”.


1-02-2009

The Sejm has decided to amend provisions concerning complaints about the lengthiness of legal proceedings.


1-02-2009

In January 2009, provisions came into force, which lifted the Civil Code regulation according to which monetary liabilities within Polish territory had to be, as a principle, expressed in the Polish currency.


30-01-2009

On January 30, 2009 the Voivodship Administrative Court in Warsaw while examining a complaint about an interpretation of the Minister of Finance declared that property to be distributed among partners after the liquidation of a partnership should not to be burdened by natural persons’ income tax.


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