Brexit and value-added tax. Facilities for companies from Great Britain to deal with the tax office

We want to make it easier for companies operating or intending to conduct business in Poland, as well as for Polish entrepreneurs. The United Kingdom is one of Poland’s closest trading partners. We want to provide entrepreneurs operating across borders with the greatest possible comfort, explains Deputy Finance Minister Jan Sarnovsky.

It is a great convenience for businessmen from Great Britain. Transactions made in Poland, they will be able to perform them according to the existing conditions with which they are already familiar. Thanks to this solution, the administrative burden and costs related to running a business in Poland will be reduced, adds Dr. Bowie Celera, Director of the Goods and Services Tax Department at the Ministry of Finance.

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Tax representative for VAT purposes

From the beginning of 2021, after the end of the Brexit transition period, the UK is treated as a third country in trade relations with the European Union. For this reason, British companies wishing to continue operating in the European Union countries are required, as a general rule, to appoint a tax representative for the purposes of Value added tax In these countries.

However, the directive Value added tax Exemption from this requirement is permitted for taxable persons established in third countries with whom there are legal tools in the field of administrative cooperation, combating fraud and debt recovery in the field of value-added tax. Currently, such tools are envisaged an agreement Trade concluded between the European Union and the United Kingdom, and an agreement between the European Union and Norway on administrative cooperation in the field of value-added tax.

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