In March 2018, a new act on counteracting money laundering and financing of terrorism was adopted in Poland (Journal of Laws 2018 item 723).
Starting from November 1st 2019, Poland has implemented new rules for making payments to VAT taxpayers under which in particular cases the amount of VAT must be paid to the separate bank account of the supplier (so called split-payment). The implementation came as a continuation of the sealing process of VAT system in Poland and replaced reverse charge method of settling VAT in the domestic transactions.
As of 1 July 2019, additional requirements will take effect for an exemption or preferential rate for withholding tax. The newly introduced formal requirements could mean an increase in costs of services purchased in cross-border transactions, which in turn could affect liquidity. In special cases, it might also be unclear whether measures to continue to make use of preferential tax schemes might trigger an MDR obligation (i.e. obligation to report tax planning arrangements).
Although the Act on Employee Capital Plans came into force on 1 January 2019, businesses still have time to make preparations for when the new laws take effect.
Combatting tax abuse by making regulations stricter has become a permanent feature of changes in legislation that traditionally apply to taxpayers from the beginning of a new year. This is the purpose behind the introduction, starting from 2019, of the obligation (applying to both legal/advisory financial businesses and their clients) to report tax arrangements (known as the Mandatory Disclosure Rules or MDR) and the change in accounting for withholding tax (WHT) based on preferential rates, consisting in introducing the obligation to recover this tax after it has been paid. The introduction of the so-called exit tax, in turn, is to discourage taxpayers from transferring their businesses outside Poland.
Its aim is to enhance development and competitiveness of start-ups. P.S.A. as legal form easy to incorporate, run and dissolute is among others dedicated to small technological firms demanding freedom and flexibility in running business. Incorporation and running of P.S.A. is to be simpler, faster and cheaper than other companies.