KG LEGAL KIEŁTYKA GŁADKOWSKI discusses legislative changes that take place in the tourism industry in connection with the new act that introduces new EU regulations into Polish law. These changes relate primarily to the terms of offering, selling and implementing tourist events and related travel services on the territory of the Republic of Poland, as well as abroad and requirements towards the Polish Tourism Guarantee Fund.
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There has entered into force new law in Poland according to which all companies in Poland will be obliged to file their financial statements in electronic form. The companies whose management board is composed only of foreigners need to be at guard, because according to new provisions, if a management board consists only of foreigners, the person who represents the company will be obliged to apply for and be assigned with the Polish Resident Identification Number. If such a number is not assigned, the financial statement will have to be submitted to the Court Register by a proxy.
The Ministry of Development is finalizing the work on the Act on the principles of supporting new investments in Poland, which is said to replace the Act on Special Economic Zones. The new law will come into force beginning of February 2018.
The new investment rules are to be important mainly for small and medium-sized enterprises in Poland as well as for foreign entrepreneurs operating in Poland. The change is to be primarily the territorial scope of investments, which have been supported by the Polish government so far and the factors influencing the decision to start a given investment are to be redefined.
The Ministry of Development also intends to extend investment incentives across the entire country, which until now were only valid in special economic zones. Tax reliefs would depend on the location and the nature of the investment in Poland, as well as on the quality of newly created jobs.
Beginning from January 1st, 2018, the law governing the employment of foreigners from outside the European Union in Poland has changed.
First of all, there has been introduced a new type of permit allowing seasonal work in agriculture, horticulture and tourism, which will be valid for 9 months.
In addition, citizens of six former Eastern bloc countries will undergo a simplified procedure for applying for such a permit in Poland, they will also be able to obtain the so-called multi-season entry permit valid for the duration of 3 years. The abovementioned permit will allow them to do other jobs – but not for more than a month.
Moreover, from now on, both in the case of declarations and seasonal work permits, foreigners awaiting prolongation of permits in Poland will be treated as persons staying in Poland legally and will not be required to leave Poland.
The change concerns the legislative process of the acts of law which concern conducting business activity in Poland by medium and small businesses.
The bill introduces obligatory public consultations on draft laws concerning entrepreneurs and mandatory publication of the results of these consultations on relevant websites so that both parliamentarians and interested citizens can become acquainted with these proposed amendments. (link)