8.6% monthly inflation in Poland in December 2021

What is inflation, the level of inflation Inflation is a process of an increase in the average price level caused by a decline in the purchasing power of domestic money. It is measured by comparing the prices of basic products from a given month with the previous one....

New Year’s Eve 2021 in Poland + Current Restrictions

Let me start with the restrictions. From December 15th, many new restrictions were announced,such as the closure of discos and clubs. The exception, however, will be New Year's Eve, whereevents will be allowed, but with limits. A maximum of 100 unvaccinated people...

December 6 – Santa Claus Day

In the previous article I described the custom of name days in Poland and special name days such as the recent St. Andrew's Day. There is another such holiday ahead of us: December 6: "Mikołajki". On this day - if they want - all the guys named Mikołaj (Nicholas)...

Name Day in Poland. St. Andrew’s Day and Beliefs

Many saints became the patron of the day. For example, Saint Thomas Aquinas died on March 7, so he became the patron of that day. When the child was born on March 7, it could have been named Thomas for this reason. It was not an order but a custom that was often...

Polish Visa for IT specialists – Polish Harbour

Business Harbour is a program directed to IT specialists from Belarus, and since 13th July 2021 also from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. It consists of a simplified visa procedure, support for entrepreneurs and their families, guidence through the...

November 11 – an important holiday in Poland.

National Independence Day - a public holiday in Poland celebrated annually on November 11 to commemorate Poland regained independence in 1918, after 123 years of partitions (1795–1918). The holiday was established by the Act of April 23, 1937, abolished by the Act of...

How to finance a car in Poland, via loan, leasing or rental?

In 2020, around 428k new cars were sold in Poland, and most of them got purchased via leasing, not with cash (data by Samar - Automotive Market Research Institute). The leasing/cash ratio is more balanced with second-hand cars, however, a significant amount of cash...

National Education Day is Teacher’s Day in Poland

Certainly many of you do not know that in Poland, Teacher's Day is different than in other countries. As you may know, the International Teachers' Day falls on October 5 in most countries. In Poland, we celebrate the National Education Day on October 14 and it is...

Narodowy Spis Powszechny – National Census 2021

If you lived in Poland on the 31 March 2021, you are obliged to participate in the national census – you may pay a fine of 5000zł if you don't do so. Deadline is the 30 September. What is the National Census? The census is a survey about all the people living in...

Accounting Deadlines & “Active Grief” to the tax office

As a person running a business, you must remember these dates: 10th day of the month - insurance in ZUS for the previous month - if you do not employ any employees15th day of the month - insurance in ZUS for the previous month - if you employ employees20th day of the...

Business Centers in Kraków

There are 41 business centers with more than 500 employees in Kraków - like no other city in Poland. They employ more than 78 thousand people. Let's take a look at some of them. Equal Business Park It was finished in 2020. Four buildings with 60,000 m². Located next...

Sole Proprietorship vs Limited Liability Company

Self employment is a huge amount of decisions you have to make in relation to the government. First, you have to decide if you want it to be Jednoosobowa Działalność Gospodarcza (Sole Proprietorship) I will use the abbreviation "JDG" or Spółka z ograniczoną...

What is AML (Anti-Money Laundering)

Recently, ALM has appeared frequently in the press and in business areas. JAP decided to bring thistopic closer to our readers. AML is an abbreviation of the phrase Anti-Money Laundering, which refers to all activitiesundertaken by organizations providing financial...

August 15 – a public holiday in Poland. What is this holiday?

It is this Sunday - August 15, Poles will celebrate a special day. On this occasion, JAP would like to explain to you what this holiday is. Poles celebrate the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also known as the feast of Our Lady of Herbs. Catholics...

How does VAT work?

How does VAT work? VAT registration is obligatory if: Your annual income exceeds PLN 200 000;Your Polish Classification of Activity (Polish code classifying the type of business activity) includes “consulting” service; Due to costs you can register for VAT...

Mortgage in Poland

If you plan to buy a property in Poland via a mortgage, below you can find a comprehensive guide about the subject. We hope it will help you understand the process and decide about your next steps. Price of the mortgage in Poland. The price is a crucial aspect to take...

The slow end of the CEIDG portal?

If you are an entrepreneur in Poland, you probably know the CEIDG portal (CEIDG.gov.pl). It is the Central Register and Information on Economic Activity in Poland. Currently, you will find here not only all information about your and other entrepreneurs' activities,...

CLOSE OR FREEZE YOUR BUSINESS ACTIVITY?

Before you decide to close or freeze your business activity, please read the information. (Polish version below) ZUS The differences between freezing and closing a company affect the ZUS rate. If you decide to close your business, when you reopen your business, you...

Long-term Accommodation in Poland

How to rent an apartment in Poland? Where to find an apartment? Some popular sites: www.otodom.plhttps://gratka.pl/nieruchomosci/mieszkania/wynajemhttps://www.olx.pl/nieruchomosci/mieszkania/wynajem/Facebook groups:for Gdańsk/Gdynia/Sopot:...

Moving to Kraków

PRIVATE & PUBLIC TRANSPORT, LINKS TO THE ORGANIZATION FOR FOREIGNERS „The economic powerhouse of the V4” “Krakow is distinguished in the world by the fact that the IT workplaces are driven here by large international companies, employing over 100,000 people...

Property Taxes in Poland

TYPES OF TAXES INITIAL TAX – when you buy a property from the second market: PCC (podatek od czynności cywilnoprawnych) - tax on civil law transactions2% the value of the subject of the transaction - in this case the property. The buyer is obliged to...

Covid-19 Vaccination

JustAskPoland is getting vaccinated! I received my Pfizer vaccination two days ago on Tuesday: I was supposed to get the vaccination at 14:15, but the vaccnation did not arrive on time, it arrived at 16:00. The vaccination process itself was very easy and fast, it...

Forms of Employment Contracts in Poland

In Poland, there are several types of contracts that an employer can offer to an employee. In accordance with the law, each Agreement must be made in writing, otherwise being null and void. The contract must be signed on the day of commencement of work at the latest....

TAXES IN POLAND

There are a lot of taxes in Poland. Many of our readers asked about it. Smartnumbers prepared for JAP a description of all taxes, and divided them into two parts: Taxes dedicated to private persons;Taxes dedicated to people who run a business; Please don't worry about...

1% of your tax for a charity – what is it?

This week is the last week when you can settle the tax and send the annual declaration for 2020 to the Tax Office. The last day is Friday, April 30, 2021. We encourage all our Readers to join us in donating 1% of their tax to charitable foundations. What is this? 1% -...

ZUS PUE – How to check ZUS online?

The ZUS PUE system allows you to check your personal ZUS account: your insurance, benefits and payments in ZUS. How much was paid into your ZUS account, did you pay enough or maybe too much? The ZUS PUE system allows you to check your personal ZUS account online: your...

Bank transfers in Poland – how does the system work?

You might wonder why when you send a transfer from one Polish bank to another, sometimes it arrives the same day, and sometimes not. Or why your colleague at work receives the salary the same day the payslip is provided, but you receive it the next day. It is due to...

HOW TO CHECK YOUR ANNUAL DECLARATION PIT-37 FOR 2020?

The system is really easy. From your employer (and ex-employers) you should receive PIT-11 for 2020 (by the law Employer had to send it by end of Feb 2021). Based on that PIT you should provide to Polish Tax Office annual declaration PIT-37 – deadline is 30th of April...

Happy Easter!

We will celebrate Easter in Poland soon, so I would like to talk today about customs connected with this holiday.As we know, Easter is a moveable feast, and it depends partly on the phase of the moon. Many other holidays are connected with it like, for example, Palm...

Company costs

You run a business and pay high taxes? This article is for you. Why is my tax so high? Only tax, tax, tax. What can I do to reduce my taxes? - we usually hear from clients of the accounting office. It is a problem for many foreigners, who have a company in Poland. Not...

What is the epuap trusted profile and how to register

The ePUAP platform can save you a lot of time - it allows online communication with public administration. You can submit electronic documents, for instance your tax declaration, register your address ("zameldowanie"), replace your old driving license, register a new...

The types of bank financing in Poland

At some point in your stay in Poland, you might decide to use financing from a bank. To make it easier for you, we will break the available options and explain how they work. Among the options available on the market, those are the most popular ones: cash...

What is PIT-11 and what to do with it?

Once a year every employee receives the annual declaration PIT-11 document. PIT-11 contains your revenues, how much taxes you already paid, and your social and health insurance contributions. Based on PIT-11, you have to fill out your annual tax declaration (PIT-36 or...

Changing taxation for 2021 – deadline this Saturday!

If you are B2B, Sole Trader Individual company then this post is for you. Until the 20th of February – thisSaturday – you can change your taxation for the financial year 2021. You can do that only once per year by the law. To do this, you must log in to the government...

Fat Thursday and Slavic carnival

Today JAP would like to show you more about Polish customs connected to the last days of the carnival - "Fat Thursday" ("Tłusty czwartek") and Slavic carnival (in Polish it's "Śledzik" - "small herring"). Both of them are moveable feasts. We celebrate Fat Thursday...

ZUS – Insurance for 2021

Last week, the government announced the new ZUS contributions for 2021. The calculation method depends on how long you own your business (and pay ZUS). Assuming it's your first business (or the first after 60 months): for the first 6 month ("Ulga na start") you pay...

WOŚP – The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity

On Sunday the Grand Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation will take place. Join to help! The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (GOCC, Polish Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy,WOŚP) is the biggest, non-governmental, non-profit, charity...

Covid-19 vaccination schedule and quarantine rules

Finally, COVID-19 vaccines are available and Poland started its vaccination program. Let's have a look at the current status and the vaccination schedule. Are you eligible for vaccination, and where and how to register? See also some new data here:...

Brexit happened – what now?

31st of December 2020 finished the transitional period for the United Kingdom regarding its leaving of the EU. It's worth considering how it impacts on lives of British citizens in Poland. A couple of issues that could be important for the British in Poland: work,...

Covid ANTI-CRISIS SHIELD 6.0 (Tarcza 6.0)

The President signed the Anti-Crisis Shield Act No. 6, which is available to Entrepreneurs from December 29, 2020. The Shield is prepared for a small group of entrepreneurs. Together with smartnumbers.eu we have prepared for our readers the most important...

Akademeia High School

Akademeia High School is an international boarding school in Warsaw, Poland, offering a British curriculum of iGCSEs and A Levels. School offers young people a combination of academic excellence, co-curricular activities and individual pastoral care to help develop...

Happy New Year Expacts!

Just Ask Poland is back in 2021. After almost 2 years JAP is now running and active to go! We have new Team Members, who are happy to help you. Weekly, every Tuesday we will post a new article with fresh and interesting subjects. Our main areas will be: legalization...

Partners: Smart numbers

The Kraków based company Smart Numbers is an accounting company with focus on foreigners in Poland. Customer service in English and Russian. They can help you to open a company in Poland and do the bookkeeping, and other services. Together with JAP we will provide you...

Partners: Loan brokers

Loan-brokers.pl - a team of English-speaking financial advisors, specializing in mortgage, business, and personal financing in Poland, offering full assistance in the process. On the market since 2005 - certified by KNF (Financial Supervision Authority of Poland)....

Average salary in Poland – 2020

Good news - over the last years, salaries in Poland are constantly rising! But how much can you expect to earn in Poland? What are the highest-paid sectors? And how much tax will you have to pay? These are important questions, so let's have a look at some statistical...

PESEL number for children of non-EU citizens

I was contacted by several parents frustrated by the fact that they knew no way to obtain PESEL numbers for their children. Now we can spread the good news – there is a legal basis to obtain a PESEL for children.

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