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“Dziennik Gazeta Prawna”: Entrepreneurs fear for the clause


Employers’ organizations claim that works on the presidential draft which is to introduce the principle of resolving ambiguities in favour of the taxpayer, are deliberately delayed – informs “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna”.


Cezary Kaźmierczak, Chairman of the Entrepreners’ and Employers’ Association (ZPP) urged PM Kopacz to take action. He is of the opinion that the presidential draft should have already been passed, as it ws sent to Sejm three months ago – on December 9th 2014. Meanwhile, the amendment has been sent to a Sejm subcommittee, so that – according to the Chairman of ZPP – “it stays there forever”.


Chairman of the subcommittee in question, Zbigniew Konwiński, explains that most draft related to taxation are worked on in one of the four subcommittees of the Public Finances Committee. – This facilitates substantive work, as the draft is worked on by several, rather than several dozen people – he stresses in “DGP”.


During a meeting with representatives of the biggest employers’ and business organizations on March 9th Minister of Finance Mateusz Szczurek did not declare whether his ministry would support the presidential draft. Viceminister Janusz Cichoń explained that the in dubio pro tributario principle should be included in the new Tax Ordinance together with other general principles.


According to Mariusz Korzeb, tax adviser and  expert of Employers of Poland, the introduction of the clause should not be delayed until the implementation of the new ordinance. – We may have to wait a few years for that to happen – he worries. He also reminds that the Ministry of Finance deals with other regulations, such as the anti-tax evasion clause, much quicker and does not wait for a new ordinance.