Legal news

16-08-2010

The decree of the Minister of Finance of June 2, 2010 came into force on August 4, 2010. The decree introduced VAT exemption for phone calls and SMS for charity purposes.


16-08-2010

The Supreme Court decided that unless the deed of association stipulates otherwise, the term of office of a Management Board member in a limited liability company (Sp. z o.o.) expires on the day of the Shareholders’ Meeting which approves the financial statement for the first full financial year of holding the position by the Management Board member even if by resolution of the shareholders of the company the appointment was for indefinite period of time (court file no. III CZP 23/10).


16-08-2010

On July 8, 2010, the act of May 6, 2010 came into force which amends the Act on Shaping Agricultural System. The changed provisions concern possibilities of exercising the pre-emption right of agricultural real properties by the Agricultural Property Agency.


16-08-2010

New judgement of the Constitutional Tribunal.


2-08-2010

The Sejm approved a draft amendment to the Act on Real Estate Management and the Act on Spatial Planning and the amendment is now to be discussed by the Senate.


2-08-2010

From January 1, 2011 the decree of the Ministry of Finance will be binding with regard to cash registers. The decree imposes a duty to use fiscal cash registers for recording provided services by persons of such professions as i.a. a lawyer, doctor, expert, detective or a security guard.


2-08-2010

With its judgment of June 23, 2010 (court file no.: I SA/Po 194/10), the Voivodship Administrative Court in Poznań decided that it is rightful to deduct the VAT from invoices received as a result of their printing from PDF files sent by e-mail. In such situation, invoices should be printed and archived as paper copies.


2-08-2010

The Ministry of Finance intends that the Act on VAT should restrict the possibility to deduct VAT by entrepreneurs from the beginning of 2011 in case of purchase of cars with partition grille frames, i.e. cars with LCV homologation, of the payload exceeding 500 kg and the permissible maximum mass not exceeding 3.5 tons and in case of purchase of fuel to such cars.


19-07-2010

The Ministry of Regional Development has started work on a draft decree relating to public aid granted under the Human Capital Operational Programme.


19-07-2010

On July 13, the Government accepted the Assumptions for the Draft State Budget for 2011 which refer i.a. to major macroeconomic indices, i.e. GDP rise of 3.5%, the average remuneration of PLN 3,359, the unemployment rate of 9.9% at the end of the year.


19-07-2010

From July 16, 2010, new regulations have been binding which relate to rules of employees’ qualifications improvement. Under Article 1031 § 1 of the Labour Code, professional qualifications improvement is understood as gaining or supplementing knowledge or skills by an employee at the employer’s initiative or with the employer’s consent.


5-07-2010

New changes concering taxation of managers.


5-07-2010

Pursuant to the law, the President of UOKiK may impose penalties up to EUR 50 million on an entrepreneur and up to fifty-fold average remuneration on an individual authorised by the entrepreneur who is being controlled.


5-07-2010

An employer will be obliged to pay salary to the employee for his/her justified absence at work of no more than 10 working days as resulting from the employee’s work-time schedule. Should the act be signed, it will come into force on the day of its announcement.


21-06-2010

On June 10 this year the Sejm approved draft changes to the Code of Petty Offences which are intended to allow spontaneous and unrestricted use of green areas defined by the local authority bodies for leisure purposes.


21-06-2010

From January 1, 2011 the minimum remuneration will be increased from PLN 1,317 up to at least PLN 1,386. The allowance for working at night as well as the minimum compensation for discrimination will also be increased.


21-06-2010

From June 16, 2010 anyone can browse on the Internet through the electronic versions of land and mortgage registers stored in the Central Database.


21-06-2010

A change to the Act on Tourist Services (Journal of Laws of 2010, No. 106, item 673).


14-06-2010

On June 8 the Polish government accepted the draft act as presented by the Minister of Finance on changing the Act on Prices. Now, the draft will be discussed by the Parliament.


14-06-2010

The Sejm Commission „Przyjazne Państwo” [„Friendly State”] proposes a change to the tax provisions which would cause that a taxpayer would be able to deduct expenses borne for mobile internet.


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