The government wanted to encourage companies to invest in technology, but after the change in regulations, the situation is worse than before.
Changes were supposed to include a.o. CIT exemptions – this is how President Komorowski wanted to encourage companies to invest in innovation. However, little is left of the solutions he suggested. After changes introduced in the Parliament, particularly those introduced by the Ministry of Finance, nothing has left of the initial incentives.
Mariusz Korzeb, tax adviser, expert of Employers of Poland:
The initial draft of the amendments included many solutions favourable for taxpayers and was assessed positively by entrepreneurs who have long suggested that the state was not providing them with sufficient support for innovation, research and development. However, the changes introduced by the Ministry of Finance will significantly restrict access to the exemptions and other mechanisms included in the draft. Such actions on the part of the ministry are short-sighted, as they do not take into account the positive long-term impact of more dynamic entrepreneurship on the budget. On the contrary, it hampers entrepreneurship and, in turn, Poland’s overall growth as well.