Andrzej Malinowski: The principle of resolving ambiguities in favour of the taxpayer could easily be introduced before the end of this term. There is nothing to wait for. More complex regulations were passed in 48 hours.
DGP: The Ministry of Finance is working hard on a new Tax Ordinance, but you – employers – are apparently not content and want changes right now.
AM: That is not the case. As of now, only the guidelines of the new ordinance were presented to us. We are interested in specifics. These will be presented, I think, in two or three years and that is assuming that conditions are favourable. The Ministry of Finance is organizing conferences – self-congratulatory festivals, where it declares that we will have a profession, friendly and modern tax administration. For me these are empty declaration – empty as the pendrives given to participants at the conferences. Parliamentary elections will take place in Autumn. Can we be sure that PO will win? No. So why would we adopt a stance towards guidelines which might be binned if the government changes? The perspective of waiting several years longer for a change of the catastrophic tax ordinance currently in force would be a tragedy not only for entrepreneurs, but for taxpayers in general.
DGP: So what do employers intend to do?
AM: We surely will not give up. We will use the “Wyrwij fiskusowi bat!” campaign – which is joined by more and more companies – we will fight for the principle of resolving ambiguities in favour of the taxpayer to be adopted before the end of the term. It is inconceivable that in a state governed by the law, the citizens bear the responsibility for ambiguous regulations.