Legal news

22-11-2010

On November 16, 2010 the government adopted the assumptions for the draft of the act on management of packaging and packaging waste as submitted by the minister of environment.


22-11-2010

In its judgement of November 17, 2010 the Court for Competition and Customer Protection (SOKiK) confirmed the standpoint of the President of the Office of Competition and Customer Protection (UOKiK), that the Polish Post violated the collective interest of consumers by not delivering the mail.


22-11-2010

Ministry of Finance claims that income from employment relation exists in each case, when an employee obtains some benefits. The employer should thus add the value of allowances to the employee’s remuneration and tax them. In such a situation any employee which takes part in an integration event will have to pay an income tax on the value of the meeting as per one person.
 


15-11-2010

From November 15, 2010 the Decree has been binding which relates to enterprises which may significantly influence the environment. The changes were introduced i.a. to the provisions relating to the following industry branches: mining and excavation, renewable energy sector and waste management. For example, nowadays, to construct any water power plant a decision on environmental conditions will be required. It results from the fact that in the new decree, the quantity threshold of 2.5 MW for water power plants was cancelled.


15-11-2010

The judgment of the Voivodship Administrative Court of November 9, 2010 (court file no. III SA/Wa 966/10) may be a breakthrough in an otherwise strict approach of tax authorities with regard to the costs borne by taxpayers who invite their customers to restaurants.


15-11-2010

Pursuant to the draft legislation of October 22, 2010 which is to change the Act on Bankruptcy and Reorganisation Law, if a petitioner represented by an advocate or a legal adviser files a motion for declaring bankruptcy which does not meet the requirements as set forth in the Act or which has not been properly paid for, the motion is returned and a court does not summon for supplementing the motion or for paying for it.


8-11-2010

On November 9, 2010 changes to the Tax Ordinance came into force.


8-11-2010

Last week the government accepted the changes drafted by the Ministry of Finance to the Act on Public Funds and some other acts.


8-11-2010

At the beginning of November 2010, the government approved the daft changes to the Civil Code. At the next stage, the draft will be discussed by the Parliament.


8-11-2010

Pursuant to the resolution of the Supreme Court of October 22, 2010 (court file no. III CZP 69/10), a sale agreement on perpetual usufructuary right to land and ownership of buildings constructed on that land which has been concluded between a capital company and its proxy as a buyer, and under which the sale price has been significantly decreased, is an other similar agreement under Article 15 § 1 of the Commercial Companies Code. In practice, it means that the consent of the shareholders’ meeting or general assembly is required for the Company to conclude such an agreement.


2-11-2010

The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has drafted the legislation which is to change the Act on Social Insurance System.


2-11-2010

The Ministry of Finance intends to introduce changes in taxation of business activity liquidation.


2-11-2010

Pursuant to the recent resolution of the Supreme Court (court file no. III CZP 63/10), the decision of a judge-commissioner taken after an objection to the list of receivables had been examined may be complained about on behalf of a bankrupt limited liability company by its Management Board members according to the rules of representation binding in that company.


25-10-2010

On November 15, 2010 the new legislation is coming into force which is to change the Act on Protection of Health against Consequences of Using Tobacco and Tobacco Products.


25-10-2010

On October 19, 2010 the government accepted the draft legislation which intends to change the Act on Banking Guaranteed Fund and which had been proposed by the Minister of Finance.


25-10-2010

Entrepreneurs who concluded contracts with consumers have to inform them on the change in prices which results from the VAT rate increase.


25-10-2010

On October 20, 2010 the draft legislation on change of the excise tax was forwarded to the Sejm for the first reading.


18-10-2010

The Ministry of Finance has published a draft of a new decree which is to regulate issuing and forwarding invoices electronically.


18-10-2010

Pursuant to the decision of the Council of Ministers, the next-year minimum wage will amount to PLN 1,386 gross.


18-10-2010

On October 8, 2010 the Sejm approved the act on changes to the telecommunication law.


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