• The Finance Ministry has submitted to foreign consultations a draft regulation exempting companies from Great Britain from the obligation to appoint a VAT representative.
  • British businessmen working in Poland are required to do so under the law currently in force.
  • Poland will be another country, after France, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Lithuania, to offer such a solution.

We want to make it easier for companies that operate or intend to run a company in Poland, as well as for Polish entrepreneurs. The United Kingdom is one of Poland’s closest trading partners. We are committed to ensuring that entrepreneurs operating across borders are as comfortable as possible.

– explains Jan Sarnovsky, Deputy Minister of Finance.

This is a great help 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

Dr. Pawish Silera, Director of the Goods and Services Tax Department at the Ministry of Finance adds.

From the beginning of 2021, after the Brexit transition period ends, 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 VAT purposes in those countries.

However, the VAT directive makes it possible to depart from this requirement for taxable persons who are established in third countries and with whom there are legal tools in the field of administrative cooperation, anti-fraud and debt recovery in the field of value-added tax. Currently, these tools are provided in the trade agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom, as well as the agreement between the European Union and Norway on administrative cooperation in the field of value-added tax.

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Consultations on the draft bylaw will continue until February 15, 2021. Comments and opinions can be sent to the following address: [email protected].