The payment of remuneration to a foreign counterparty may result in an obligation to deduct the WHT (withholding tax) from the remuneration due. Often, a contract concluded with a foreign entity contains a so-called gross-up clause. In such case, the withholding tax deducted does not influence the amount of remuneration remitted, and the amount of withholding tax is actually borne by the Polish business operator. The question arises whether the withholding tax can be a tax-deductible cost.Continue reading
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What is the safe interest rate on a shareholder loan?
One of the changes in taxes from 2019 is the introduction of “safe” interest on loans granted by related entities. If the loan meets certain conditions, the tax authorities will not question the accepted settlement rules. What are the conditions and what is the “safe” interest rate on the shareholder loan?Continue reading
The Polish Strategy for Capital Markets Development – tax issues
The Ministry of Finance announced a draft of the Polish Capital Market Development Strategy last week. The document has many interesting aspects but I will focus on the most interesting from the tax advisor perspective (especially the crypto tax advisor).Continue reading
WHAT IS A WITHHOLDING TAX? AND WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE IN POLAND?
Entrepreneurs who cooperate with foreign counterparties may be required to deduct withholding tax/WHT in Poland. It is not easy to determine when such a tax should be deducted. Especially since the rules are going to change as of 2019!Continue reading
POLAND: TAXES ON CRYPTOCURRENCIES – 5 KEY CHANGES IN PIT
As of 1 January 2019, the rules on taxation of cryptocurrencies will change. Cryptocurrencies will be taxed on a similar basis as capital gains. What is important, these changes apply to income (revenues) earned as of 1 January 2019. Contrary to previous proposals, the amendments will not apply retroactively as of 1 January 2018.Continue reading