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  • Classifications, VAT rates, Binding VAT rate information

    The classification of goods and services is one of the key factors in determining the correct level of VAT taxation. In this regard, many doubts still arise on the part of taxpayers also taking into account the recent changes in the VAT rate matrix, as well as its connection to the codes of the International Combined Nomenclature. 

    One of the tools available to taxpayers to correctly determine the VAT rate is the Binding Rate Information (WIS). Its purpose is to obtain legally binding information on the correct VAT classification and rate for a given good or service. Obtaining WIS guarantees legal protection because it constitutes an administrative decision by the Director of the National Tax Information, which means that tax authorities cannot charge taxpayers with sanctions for applying the VAT rate indicated in WIS. Such a protection significantly minimizes or even eliminates VAT risks. 

    Who is it for?
    • Your company trades a wide range of goods and you would like to make sure the classification is correct
    • Are you introducing a new product or service and want to make the correct classification for tax purposes?
    • Your company needs formal confirmation of correct classification in the form of a WIS
    Our support scope:
    • Preparation and submission of WIS.
    • Representation of the taxpayer in proceedings before tax authorities and administrative courts in matters concerning the correct classification and rates of VAT.
    • Verification of the correctness of the applied VAT rates of goods and services sold.
    • Opinions and expert opinions on the correctness of the applied VAT classifications and rates.
    • Analysis of the currently used link between the correct CN codes and PKWiU.

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