• Polski
  • Support in tax audits and proceedings (VAT, CIT, PIT, TP, RET)

    In the Polish legal order with regard to control by tax authorities, we can distinguish between tax control and customs and fiscal control. Each type of audit has a regulated course and scope, as well as a list of tools available to the tax authorities to carry it out. The purpose of an audit is to verify the correctness of tax settlements, which can be carried out by verifying transactions, documents, questioning witnesses or conducting visual inspections.

    Tax proceedings, on the other hand, are undertaken when the audit reveals irregularities in the taxpayer’s fulfillment of its obligations under the tax laws, and these deficiencies are not fully remedied by filing returns or corrections to returns.

    The period of an audit or tax investigation is a time that the taxpayer should properly use to gather arguments and evidence, as well as work closely with the auditing authority. Nevertheless, it is also a period of excessive stress and organizational burden, and the complexity of tax regulations definitely does not improve the already difficult situation of the taxpayer.

    It is worth remembering that at any stage of an audit or tax investigation, the taxpayer has the right to seek support from a professional tax advisor. It is best to ask for support even at the stage of the beginning of the audit, since even the first actions performed by the taxpayer can affect the course and outcome of the audit or proceedings.

    Who is it for?
    • Has your company been notified of the initiation of a tax or customs audit?
    • Is your company experiencing tax proceedings?
    • Is your counterparty being audited, and the authority or counterparty has notified you of planned verification activities or intent to initiate a cross-check?
    Our support scope:
    • Development of a strategy for dealing with inspections
    • Ongoing support at every stage of the audit or proceedings.
    • Preparation of explanations, objections, appeals, complaints and other pleadings.
    • Participation in witness hearings and inspections.

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      Judgment of the Voivodeship Administrative Court in Warsaw (III SA/Wa 2555/20)

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      Jerzy Martini honoured annually in the prestigious Chambers & Partners ranking, indicated as Band I (highest possible level) in the individual ranking of tax advisers in the Tax Consultants category.

      Authors and commentators of tax publications in the trade press.