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  • Polish Holding Company

    As of January 1, 2022, regulations on the so-called Polish Holding Company (PSH) have been introduced into Polish law. This is a solution which, through the introduction of tax preferences (including exemption from taxation on the sale of shares of subsidiaries) for entities that use it – is intended, among other things, to encourage investors to operate holding companies in Poland.

    A holding company may be a limited liability company, a simple joint-stock company or a joint-stock company subject to unlimited tax liability in Poland.

    In order for an entity to be considered a holding company, it must meet a number of conditions stipulated by the legislator, such as:

    • the level of shares in the capital of the subsidiary,
    • the use of tax benefits,
    • the conditions of residency of the holding company’s shareholder or stockholder.

    Preferences that PSH brings:

    • tax exemption of income from the paid disposal of shares (stocks),
    • tax exemption of income from dividends.
    Who is it for?
    • Are you running a capital group?
    • Are you planning changes to your capital group structure?
    • Your current capital group structure is tax inefficient?
    • Your capital group contains foreign entities?
    • In your capital group, the function of the holding company is performed by a foreign entity?
    Our support scope:
    • Analysis of the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of implementation.
    • Adaptation of the structure to PSH requirements.
    • Support in implementation of implementation assumptions.
    • Ongoing support for the application of the PSH model.

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