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Poland reduced VAT rates update

  • Dec 9, 2018 | Richard Asquith

Poland reduced VAT rates update

The Polish Ministry of Finance has provided further clarifications on 2019 changes to the reduced VAT regime. The reforms are designed to realign certain supplies to international Combined Nomenclature classifications to give more certainty to tax payers.

The changes include:

  • E-books will be reclassified from 23% to 5%
  • Online newspapers and journals will be recategorized from the standard 23% rate to the 8% rate
  • All bakery goods will be classified as reduced rated

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Non-EU businesses selling in Poland will need to appoint a fiscal representative alongside completing VAT registration and returns.
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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 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.