Zakłady Magnezytowe Ropczyce have to pay over 6 mln PLN in taxes. Such a decision was issued by the Tax Control Office in Rzeszów. The control lasted 10 months.
The company emphasizes that it was the government that delayed the implementation of the MIFID directive obliging banks to inform clients of all risks resulting from the use of financial instruments. The directive came into force in 2009. Today, tax authorities use this loophole to impose taxes. President of Employers of Poland Andrzej Malinowski wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Kopacz on this matter. “I would like to stress that we are talking about a tax on losses. Poland is perhaps the only EU state to tax losses. Just as a reminder – these losses were made possible by the government delaying the implementation of the MIFID directive which obliges banks offering financial instruments to file detailed reports on the risks resulting from the use of these instruments” – we read in the letter.