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    Part of doing international business is also ensuring that VAT is correctly accounted for in international transactions. Everyone who has foreign business partners has encountered the difficulties which are generated by cooperation both with the business partners themselves and with authorities from other tax jurisdictions. If we add to this the dynamism of changes in both Polish and EU legislation and the multitude of rulings by national courts and the CJEU, as well as the practice of tax authorities, we arrive at a mixture of challenges facing VAT taxpayers.

    Who, when running a business, will give a thought to issues such as the correct determination of the place of supply of services, permanent establishment or recognition of the proper nature of a transaction? Unfortunately, without proper care and mastery of the above issues, we expose ourselves to the risk of arrears and tax sanctions for the company, as well as potential individual fiscal criminal liability for those involved in the transaction from the management or settlement side. For this reason, the safest solution is to enlist the help of experts who will effectively manage the VAT settlements, support the signing and planning of subsequent transactions, which will directly translate into a reduction of risks and potential problems with the tax authorities.

    For whom?
    • Your company sells abroad and you have doubts about applying the 0% rate?
    • Your company operates within an international structure or extended supply chain and you have doubts about the level of security?
    • Your business is growing, you're planning to enter more markets and you're wondering how to put it together?
    • Your company is increasing the scale of its international transactions and you would like to be sure that the adopted tax security rules pass the test?
    Scope of support:
    • Tax support on the issue of VAT permanent establishment.
    • Identifying the correct way to account for international and chain transactions.
    • Analysis of the company's current operations and determination of the correctness of the VAT treatment applied.

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