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Company in Poland

Legal entity is an organization, firm, company established and registered in accordance with the procedure established by law.

A legal entity has property, economic management, or operational management of property and can acquire and exercise property and personal non-property rights.

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You don't have to be in Poland to start a business

To open a company in Poland, founders must be present at registration.

To open a company in Poland, founders must be present at registration.

Having an electrode digital signature in Poland, you can apply for company registration online.

List of required documents

To register a company in Poland, you need documents:

  • Power of attorney for the provision of interests from all founders of the company;
  • Copy of your foreign passport;
  • Electronic digital signature.
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Need information to register a company in Poland

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To open a business in Poland, you need the following information:

  • the name of the company
  • a description of the distribution of the percentage of ownership of the company between the founders
  • types of economic activities that the company will be engaged in
  • the size of the authorized capital of the enterprise
  • indicate who will be the director from the moment the company is registered in Poland
  • company registration address
  • addresses for correspondence of the founders of the company
  • telephone
  • e-mail.
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Terms of registration of a company in Poland

The term for opening a company in Poland is up to 21 days.

The cost of registering a business in Poland

The cost of registering a Polish company includes the following costs:

  • legal support;
  • preparation of documents for filing for registration of a company in Poland;
  • 2 electronic digital signatures for founders / directors;
  • 1 month lease of the address of a legal entity, for registering a company and receiving correspondence.

The cost of starting a business in Poland depends on the number of founders, the specifics of the statutory documents. Price for registering a company, from: 1899$

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    Authorized capital of the company

    Authorized capital of the company

    The size of the share of a company participant in the authorized capital may be additionally determined as a percentage. At the same time, it must correspond to the ratio of the par value of the share of the participant and the authorized capital of the company.

    When registering a limited liability company in Poland, the legislation provides for the minimum amount of the authorized capital - 1450$

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    Legal entity tax rates in Poland

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    Up to 2 million euros in 1 year - 9% income tax
    Compulsory VAT for the company starts from the proceeds of PLN 200,000 ($ 52,000)

    Legal entities in Poland pay taxes, fees and other payments:

    • corporate income tax - 19%;
    • value added tax - 23%;
    • excise duty
    • environmental tax
    • customs duties
    • land tax
    • other taxes and fees, according to the legislation of Poland.

    It is also possible to pay 0% income tax for companies that meet the requirements:

    • employed at least 3 full-time employees;
    • the legal entity does not pay dividends to the founders;
    • the company's profit in the amount of at least 30% is invested in the development of the enterprise.

    Employee tax rates

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    The business pays taxes for each employee:

    • pension insurance - 8,1%;
    • disability insurance - 5,4%;
    • accident insurance - 1,39%;
    • labor fund - 2,03%;
    • FGP fund of guaranteed payments for employees - 0,08%.

    An employee of a Polish company is withheld the following types of taxes from accrued wages:

    • pension insurance - 9,76%;
    • disability insurance - 1,5%;
    • health insurance - 2,45%;
    • advance payment for personal income taxes - 6,07%.

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      Anyone can open a business in Poland
      The founder of a legal entity in Poland can be individuals and legal entities. It does not matter what country you are a citizen of, or in which country, a legal entity is registered that will establish a company in Poland.

      Company founders in Poland
      For the registration of a limited liability company in Poland, the legislation does not limit the number of participants. Thus, both 1 person and 50 people can open a company at the same time.

      Requirements for the director of the company
      The following categories of citizens can be the director of a Polish company:

      • citizens of Poland;
      • foreign citizens and stateless persons.

      To appoint a director of a person who is not located in Poland, he needs to issue an electronic digital signature.

      The founder can be a director of the firm
      Foreign citizens in Poland to work as a director must apply for a work permit in the company.

      Foreign citizens and stateless persons in order to work as a director must obtain a work permit for a company if they reside in Poland.

      This requirement does not apply to foreign citizens who have obtained a permanent residence permit in Poland, a Pole's card or obtained refugee status in Poland.

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      Residence permit based on business in Poland
      You can get a residence permit in Poland as a founder of a company.

      Foreign citizens in Poland, founders, and directors must fulfill one of the following conditions to obtain the right to apply for a residence permit in Poland for business:

      • For at least 1 year, 2 Polish citizens or people who are equated with them must be employed in the company: foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit in Poland or with a Pole's card;
      • To receive the company's net profit for the year, which is 12 times more than the average salary in the region in which the company is registered.

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      The minimum number of company employees
      There is no minimum number of employees in Poland. 1 person can be a founder and director, no employees.

      Foreign employees
      There are no restrictions on the number of foreign employees in a Polish company. To work, they need to obtain a work permit in Poland and obtain a residence permit for work in Poland.

      Work permit for foreign employees in Poland
      A work permit for foreign citizens in Poland can be issued for a period of 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, with the possibility of extension. This requirement does not apply to foreign citizens and stateless persons who have obtained a permanent residence permit in Poland, a Pole's card or have received refugee status in Poland.

      Residence permit for foreign employees in Poland
      A temporary residence permit in Poland based on work for foreign citizens is issued for the duration of the employment contract, but not more than 3 years.

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