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Poland late on EU VAT Four Quick Fixes

  • Jan 15, 2020 | Richard Asquith

Poland has missed the 1st January 2020 deadline to implement the EU VAT Four Quick Fixes. The aim of the measures is to simplify compliance and curb VAT fraud around B2B zero-rated cross-border supplies.

Since the Polish VAT rules have not yet been updated in time for the start of 2020, businesses will be permitted to follow the revised EU VAT Directive, adjusted for the Implementing Regulation 282/2011, which does contain them. However, businesses may not mix and match between the updated VAT Directive and old Polish VAT rules.

The four quick fixes cover the following areas:

Proof of cross-border transport

Obtaining valid customer VAT number

Chain supply transaction

Call-off stock obligations

VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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