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Poland – The National Tax Administration will expand its control powers

Law enforcement agencies will receive a number of new powers that are to speed up and streamline their tasks. The changes introduced in the regulations on The National Tax Administration (KAS) are to improve the operating procedures, broaden the scope of KAS’s tasks and clarify regulations regarding employment in KAS and service in the Customs-Fiscal Service.

The aim of the changes is to fight the grey area and combat tax fraud. The proposed changes concern issues regulated in the Act of November 16th 2016 on the National Tax Administration (2018 Journal of Laws, item 508, as amended), particularly in the scope of:

(…) clarifying and supplementing the provisions of procedures for customs and tax control, including as regards the control of the possession, production and trading of gambling machines, (…)

(…) b) expanding the definition of a controlled contractor, including for the carrier and all entities conducting business in the period covered by customs and tax control involved in the storage, repacking, reloading, sending the same goods, acting on behalf of both suppliers and buyers who participate directly or indirectly in the delivery of the goods, or entities performing financial payments,
c) introducing the possibility of authorizing the deputy head of the customs and tax office to initiate tasks in the scope of operational and reconnaissance activities and signing the result of control (…)

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