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The amendment  of VAT act binding since 01.04.2014


KPMG FORUM is quarterly of articles written by KPMG experts in Poland who explore the challenges and problems arising in their daily work. Magazine includes contents from audit, tax, advisory and legal.


We introduce a monthly economic summary provided by Handelsbanken - "Poland Monthly".


Operation time of all 14 Polish Special Economic Zones will be extended until the end of 2026. According to the current regulations, SEZ could operate only until 2020.


The authors of our blog DZP dla środowiska  ( have published a commentary on the Act on Keeping Municipalities Clean and Tidy ("AKMCT”).


Even though the impatiently anticipated changes to the Labour Code, supposed to limit its notorious rigidity, may not be adopted soon, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies proposes another remedy for the difficulties on the Labour market.


There have been published the Commentaries on the Gambling Act whose authors are legal advisers and partners of Peter Nielsen & Partners Law Office.


On 12th February 2013 the Council of Ministers has adopted the draft of the act on amendment of the act – Public Procurement Law (ppl).


In connection with commencement of a new calendar year, it should be remembered that members of management boards in capital companies (limited liability companies [sp. z o.o.] and joint stock companies are obliged to submit to the court register, i.a. financial statements within the relevant deadline.


The most important information for taxpayers.


On 16 November 2012, Sejm adopted the Act on the reduction of certain administrative burdens in the economy, prepared at the Ministry of the Economy.  The Act, signed by the President on 30 November 2012, shall enter into force on 1 January 2013.


The draft of the Act amending the Act on Polish Corporate Income Tax law involves inter alia changes in provisions for so-called "thin capitalization" of the companies.


We already know the substance of the changes to income tax proposed by the Minister of Finance - more information on the topic in the Tax Alert prepared by Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka.


The Public Procurement Office has recently introduced a draft of material amendments of the rules of conducting public tenders in Poland.


On 3 May 2012 come into force material amendments to the Act of 17th November 1964 – the Code of Civil Procedure (Journal of Laws of 1st December 1964). In terms of the entrepreneurs, the key amendment constitutes the liquidation of the separate proceedings in commercial cases.


On February 21, 2012 the government adopted the draft legislation changing the Act on Foreigners.


In the case C 134/11 Jürgen Blödel-Pawlik against HanseMerkur Reiseversicherung AG the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) passed on February 16, 2012 a judgment in which it interpreted Article 7 of the Council Directive 90/314/EWG of June 13, 1990 on package travel, package holidays and package tours.


When settling the tax for 2011, same as in the previous years, it will be possible to assign 1% of the tax for public benefit organization.


The year 2011 has ended, bringing numerous changes to the Polish legal system.


Changes starting from 01.01.2012

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