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How to register a new business in Poland

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satmanuk Threads: 1
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  ♂ Oct 3, 2011, 11:41pm  #

Is CEIDG the tax office or is that a different office? In Krakow I think they were in the same building but on different floors, but I have Polish speaking staff who are working with me, and when required will go to the Tax Office with me. I am not just looking to employ a book keeper on the minimum wage who fresh out of school, I will employ a proper accountant who knows what he is doing.

Can you tell me what is the ceiling for Polish VAT? The bank account I am going to open has a limit of 150,000 Zlottys how close is that to the threshold?

I don't expect the business to turn over much more than 10-20,000 Zlotty in the first year. If it sells more than that all well and good, but be advised this is a Small Enterprise to start with.

Figures are based on UK Sales.

Thank you for all your advice in all threads Delphiandomine.. I understand I most look like some stupid brit things he can just turn up and start a business in Poland - and perhaps I am, it was a last minute decision to start the business here, but I will learn what I need to learn, and hope that through this forum and also through people I meet I can gain knowledge, information and friends to help me along the way in this learning curve.

Thank you once again.



delphiandomine Threads: 60
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  ♂ :-( Oct 3, 2011, 11:45pm  #

Is CEIDG the tax office or is that a different office?


That's just the new name for the new system of business registration.

but I have Polish speaking staff who are working with me, and when required will go to the Tax Office with me. I am not just looking to employ a book keeper on the minimum wage who fresh out of school, I will employ a proper accountant who knows what he is doing.


Trust me, in Poland, there's no such thing as "who knows what he's doing". Unlike in the UK, where you pay for what you get - Poland is much more wild. My accountant charges 123zl a month and does a fantastic job - but there are plenty of cowboys who charge 10 times that and do a worse job.

Can you tell me what is the ceiling for Polish VAT? The bank account I am going to open has a limit of 150,000 Zlottys how close is that to the threshold?


That's the threshold. However, that's very odd that there's a limit on the bank account - my business account has no limits.

Thank you for all your advice in all threads Delphiandomine.. I understand I most look like some stupid brit things he can just turn up and start a business in Poland - and perhaps I am, it was a last minute decision to start the business here, but I will learn what I need to learn, and hope that through this forum and also through people I meet I can gain knowledge, information and friends to help me along the way in this learning curve.


I can only give you one piece of advice - trust no-one and verify absolutely everything you're told.


satmanuk Threads: 1
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  ♂ Oct 4, 2011, 12:03am  #

Perhaps you could give me the name of your accountant :)

Even if he is in Poznan I would travel for a trustworthy soul and all though you say trust no one, I can see that you post a lot of sensible advice in many different threads and I know you have had to bite your tongue quite a lot and I respect you for that. As you stated I have a steep learning curve ahead, but if the bank limits at the VAT Ceiling than I should at least avoid that fine. If only that one fine.

But the bank should be able to give me advice and so should an accountant.

I notice that you attend multilingual meet and greets in Poznan, would you know if there are any similar events in Krakow? It would be a good place to network with different people, from what I have seen there are many lessons that GB could learn from Poland - not least Credit Card payment for Buses - to me its a no brainer! SMS for a taxi - again no brainer!

I lived in Tbilisi, Georgia for 7 months, and there banking system puts the British System, to shame, but with International SWIFT Transfers at 1 zlotty first impressions of Polish banks are as good as Georgia and much better than British!

I look forward to spending much more time in your country, for the next 9 months or so I will be bouncing back and forth between the two countries but perhaps come the middle of next year I could look to relocate much more permanent.

Now would be time for me to look for Polish language tutor in England.


Jacus Aucamp Threads: 4
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  ♀ Feb 17, 2012, 04:43pm  #

Merged: Register my business

Does anybody know where in Krakow i can register my business please.



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