As the saying goes, the only things that are certain in life are death and taxes. Sadly, in Poland both can come equally unexpectedly. Taxpayers all over the world complain about high tax rates – that has always been and will always be the case. However, we cannot accept the fact that in our country fundamental principles based in Roman law are not always applied in taxation procedures – writes Krzysztof Przybył of NaTemat.
Late last year, President Komorowski sent a draft of an act stating that any ambiguities in taxation procedures should be resolved in favour of taxpayers to Sejm.
The presidential initiative received support from entrepreneurs’ organizations, who adopted the reasonable stance that if there is no chance to completely change the philosophy behind the functioning of tax authorities, than it is prudent to at least make it hard for them to bully entrepreneurs by introducing clear legal rules. The campaign in support of the draft was joined a.o. by Employers of Poland and the Entrepreneurs’ and Employers’ Association.
– A petition in support of the initiative is available on the internet, with almost 12 000 signatories to date. Who is more determined: the organizers or the government? – asks the author.