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The Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers has repeatedly emphasised the need for a radical change of the VAT rate matrix. From many expert analyses, including those carried out by the Union itself, as well as from scientific research, it is clear that VAT is one of the most complicated taxes, one causing entrepreneurs the most problems. Testament to it is, among other things, the fact that the National Tax Information is most often asked about the tax on goods and services; from almost 1.5 million replies to taxpayers’ phone inquiries, over 575 thousand concerned VAT.

Polish President Andrzej Duda appointed ZPP members to the Social Dialogue Council

On 10th December 2018, the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, appointed representatives of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers to the Social Dialogue Council. This is the culmination of several years of efforts, aiming primarily at obtaining the status of a representative organisation, which was already achieved in March this year, and then enforcing the right to have representatives appointed to the Council provided for by law.

The grey economy of tobacco products is in decline, but still too large – further changes necessary

The grey economy of cigarettes in Poland has decreased by almost 30%, but it is still more than the average in the European Union. It is necessary to take further steps in the fight against this phenomenon – according to the latest report of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers “Grey market for tobacco products. Diagnosis, proposals for solutions”.

Position of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers on the digital services tax

On 21st March 2018, the European Commission presented a proposal on taxation of digital economy. The Commission presented both a short-term measure – Digital Services Tax (DST) – and a more comprehensive, long-term proposal. In this letter, we will not refer to the latter proposal of a long-term solution regarding the taxation of international Internet operations.

Poles divided on the trade ban, but for two free Sundays a month for all employees

As much as 71% Poles assume that the state should not determine how citizens spend theirs Sundays, and the ban on trade is perceived as violation of their consumer freedom, according to a survey by Maison & Partners commissioned by the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers.

The outflow of immigrants from Ukraine to the West is a real threat to the our economy – Poland may lose up to 1.6% GDP

Poland faces a real problem related to the risk of a significant economic slowdown, which may be caused by the outflow of over half a million workers from Ukraine to Western Europe. According to experts of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers, avoiding such a scenario will be possible if a coherent migration policy is created, largely with a wise absorption of economic migrants from proven directions in mind.

Polish Federation of Food Industry becomes member organisation of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers

The Polish Federation of Food Industry Union of Employers joined ZPP – the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers. The organisation was established to ensure effective participation of business entities in creating legal, organisational and economic conditions for the development of the food sector – one of the largest and strongest branches of the Polish economy.
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