Anna Szafraniec appointed to the Board of the International VAT Association

ASB Group is proud to announce that Anna Szafraniec, the CEE VAT Compliance Director, has been appointed as a Board Member of the International VAT Association (IVA). This prestigious appointment recognizes Anna's extensive knowledge and experience in the VAT area, highlighting her contributions to the field and her dedication to enhancing VAT compliance practices internationally.

ASB Group supported Star Capital Financein the acquisition of six retail centers in Poland.

The value of the transaction amounted to EUR 285 million. The portfolio totals more than 219,000 sqm and includes rights in six shopping centers: Janki in Warsaw, Kometa in Toruń, Korona in Wrocław, Tulipan in Łódź, Ster in Szczecin and Rondo in Bydgoszcz. The occupancy of the portfolio exceeds 95 pct, with anchor tenants including Auchan, Bi1, LPP Group, Inditex Group, CCC Group, Rossmann, RTV EURO AGD and Cinema City.

Not just JPK_VAT anymore. Mandatory JPK_CIT in 2025!

The Ministry of Finance has announced the deadline for the requirement to send Uniform Control Files for CIT and PIT. Along with JPK_CIT, there will be an obligation to keep accounting books only in electronic form, allowing for the preparation of JPKs. The information will be sent annually, without a summons from the tax office.

DAC 7 - Status of the implementation in CEE region

DAC7 Directive was adopted on 22 March 2021. DAC7 is a tax directive that includes collecting and processing data on merchants and their income that operate through digital online marketplaces and other platforms. This law aims to improve tax cooperation between EU member states through digital platforms, including transparency on revenue earned by sellers.

Social Benefits Reform Currently in Preparation

The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (Ministerstvo práce a sociálních věcí – MPSV) is currently working on the most significant reform of the social benefits system in the last 30 years. The aim of the reform is to considerably simplify the current system, which includes several identically or similarly focused state social security benefits (dávky státní sociální podpory) and assistance in material need benefits (pomoc v hmotné nouzi). The reform is also supposed to prevent misuse of benefits by individuals in a favorable financial situation. When could the reform be expected?

Double recognition

We are delighted to announce that once again, we have been recognized in the prestigious Forbes Diamonds ranking - 2024 edition, conducted by Forbes Polska magazine.

Upcoming controls from State Labour Inspectors in Poland

The State Labor Inspectorate's action plan foresees 60,000 inspections in 2024 in Poland. As part of these initiatives, inspections are scheduled to ensure adherence to regulations governing working hours and leave entitlements within local government entities.

Scheduling irregular shifts

Following the approval of the Recovery Tax Package, there newly are significant changes in the area of non-monetary employee benefits.