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Poland reduced VAT rates April 2020

  • Jan 29, 2020 | Richard Asquith

Poland is to recast its reduced VAT rates from 1 April 2020. The move will be revenue neutral, and means products and services are more in line with the categorisation of tariff codes and combined nomenclature.

The current reduced rates in Poland are 5% and 8%. The standard rate is 23%. The reduced rates will be changed to 5% and 7% (temporarily remain 8%). Seafoods will rise to 23%. Newspapers, printed and digital, will be subject to 8%, dropping to 7%. Bakery and confectionery goods will be levied at 5%. Printed and electronic books will be taxed at 5%. Tropical and citrus fruits will be charged at 5%.


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Non-EU businesses selling in Poland will need to appoint a fiscal representative alongside completing VAT registration and returns.
Fiscal representatives are responsible for the accurate VAT submissions of their non-EU clients.
Avalara offers a Fiscal Representative Service as part of its international VAT and GST Registration and Returns Service.

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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 can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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