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Publications

New Guidelines from Ministry of Finance Concerning Application of VAT to Company Management Contracts

    Patrycja Goździowska  Sławomir Mikołajuk 

Ladies and Gentlemen, On 6 October, the Ministry of Finance issued a general interpretation as to how company management activities performed under civil law agreements (i.e. as contract work or under a managerial contract) are...

Yesterday (September, 21st) the CETA agreement between Canada and EU came into force (in the scope not requiring full ratification by EU Member States)

    Piotr Spaczyński  Łukasz Karpiesiuk 

CETA is a free trade agreement between EU and Canada, its key element being tariff elimination/reduction. As of its entry into force, 98% of tariff lines (types of goods) have been made subject to duty-free trade between the parties...

Tax relief for CEFs in the context of income of controlled foreign companies – interpretation of tax authorities | SSW Tax Alert

    Patrycja Goździowska  Tomasz Wickel 

Since 1 January 2017 new CIT regulations are in place, which provide for an exemption for income generated by closed-end investment funds (CEF), excluding the income categories indicated in the CIT Act such as: income from...

More latitude for the organizers of the selective distribution system? | SSW Legal Alert

    Jakub Jędrzejewski  Filip Drgas 

On July 26th, 2017 the opinion of the advocate general of the Court of Justice of the EU on the high-profile case Coty Germany GmbH v Parfümerie Akzente GmbH (C‑230/16) has been delivered. The case concerns, among others, admissibility...

Private enforcement – a new institution for combating infringements of competition law | SSW Legal Alert

    Wojciech Jaworski  Mariusz Nowakowski 

As of 27 June 2017, every harmed person, be it an entrepreneur or a consumer, has obtained an instrument to counter market participants which engage in practices restricting competition. The pursuit of claims for compensation before civil...

Draft amendment to income taxes from 1st January 2018 | SSW Tax Alert

    Tomasz Wickel  Patrycja Goździowska 

A draft amendment to the law on corporate and personal income tax regulations has been published on the webpage of the Government Centre for Legislation. The amendment is expected to enter into force as early as 1st January 2018. The following...

“Restrictions on the Recognition of Consulting Services Expenses as Tax Deductible Costs” – article with a commentary by Łukasz Karpiesiuk on the RP.pl website

    Łukasz Karpiesiuk 

On 18 July, an article with an opinion Łukasz Karpiesiuk, Tax Advisor and Partner of SSW, concerning restrictions contemplated by the Ministry of Finance with respect to the recognition of consulting services expenses as tax deductible costs...

“The Most Desirable Polish Trademark” – article by Joanna Wieczorek in Kaleidoscope, the LOT Polish Airlines' in-flight magazine

    Joanna Wieczorek 

An article presenting the history and value of the LOT Polish Airlines’ trademark, authored by Joanna Wieczorek (leader of the Aviation Industry Practice in SSW) and Stefan Malczewski (member of the Management Board for corporate affairs...

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Energy efficiency – new obligations for businesses (not only energy companies) and less than three months for obligatory energy audit | Energy and Natural Resources Alert

   

On 1st October 2016, a new Act on Energy Efficiency (hereinafter “Energy Efficiency Act” or “new act”) entered...

“Tax Optimisation: No more juggling with profits and losses it CIT” – an article with a commentary by Patrycja Goździowska on RP.pl website

    Patrycja Goździowska 

On 11 July, an article with an opinion by Patrycja Goździowska, Tax Advisor and Partner of SSW, concerning changes to income taxes announced by the Ministry of Finance was published in the Rzeczpospolita’s online edition. The publication...

The European Commission finds Poland's tax on the retail sector in breach of EU state aid rules | SSW Tax Alert

    Łukasz Karpiesiuk  Patrycja Goździowska 

According to the decision issued on Friday 30 June 2017, the European Commission found that a Polish tax on the retail sector is in breach of the EU state aid rules. The Commission concluded that the progressive tax rates based on turnover...

“From the Passion of Flying” – article by Joanna Wieczorek in Kaleidoscope, the LOT Polish Airlines' in-flight magazine

    Joanna Wieczorek 

The June issue of Kaleidoscope, the LOT Polish Airlines' in-flight magazine featured an article by Joanna Wieczorek (leader of the aviation sector practice in SSW) and Jerzy Makula (CEO of LOT Crew) explaining how to turn children’s...

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“Searching for the Golden Mean” – interview with Łukasz Karpiesiuk published in the IBRM Samar web portal

    Łukasz Karpiesiuk 

In an interview for the IBRM Samar web portal published on 23 June 2017, Łukasz Karpiesiuk, Tax Advisor and Partner of the Tax Law Practice, commented on the freezing of the legislative process for the Senate’s bill introducing changes...

The Ministry of Finance Warns Against Tax Optimisation Through Offshore Vehicles | SSW Tax Alert

    Tomasz Wickel  Patrycja Goździowska 

On 12 June 2017, the Ministry of Finance issued another warning against the use of tax optimisation. This time, the warning concerns the use of companies formally registered abroad in case when they are actually managed from the territory...

Labour Law Alert – Presidental draft act to amend labour law provisions is already before the Polish Sejm

    Marcin Cetnarowicz 

On 1 June 2017, the President of Poland submitted to the Sejm a draft Act amending the Labour Code and certain other acts. The amendment concerns several important issues having a common theme, namely facilitating the exercise of...

“Air Show” – article by Joanna Wieczorek in Kaleidoscope, the LOT Polish Airlines' in-flight magazine

    Joanna Wieczorek 

An article announcing 52nd edition of the International Paris Air Show which is to begin on 19 June in Paris Le Bourget authored by Joanna Wieczorek (leader of the Aviation Industry Practice in SSW) and Stefan Malczewski (member of the Management...

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Contracts concluded by the company vs. managers’ liability – article in strategieibiznes.pl by Jakub Jędrzejewski and Filip Drgas

    Jakub Jędrzejewski  Filip Drgas 

On 18 May 2017, an article authored by Jakub Jędrzejewski and Filip Drgas concerning the personal liability of managers acting in firms was published in strategieibiznes.pl on-line service. The authors underline that general principles of...

What does the carriage package mean for the fuel industry? | Energy and Natural Resources Newsletter

    Dominik Strzałkowski  Milena Kazanowska-Kędzierska 

Since the Act on the Cargo Tracking System, also known as the "carriage package", was approved on 3rd April 2017, entrepreneurs who carry goods that fall within the...

“Troublesome tree next to the runway” – article by Joanna Wieczorek and Dr Maciej Kruś in “Rzeczpospolita” daily

    Joanna Wieczorek 

On 4 April, “Rzeczpospolita” daily published an article in which Joanna Wieczorek and Dr Maciej Kruś explain the questions concerning the amended Nature Conservation Act and examine how they will influence the development of regional...

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“A Long Distance” – article by Joanna Wieczorek in Kaleidoscope, the LOT Polish Airlines' in-flight magazine

    Joanna Wieczorek 

An article on how to prepare an aircraft for take-off was published in the April issue of the LOT Polish Airlines' in-flight magazine Kaleidoscope. The authors, Joanna Wieczorek (Leader of the Aviation Industry Practice in SSW) and Jerzy...

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