Poland company registration


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Since 2004, Healy Consultants Group has supported our Clients with timely business registration from A to Z of their business in Poland.

We can provide the following services to both individual entrepreneurs and multinational conglomerates, including: i) Poland business registration, ii) license advisory services iii) nominee services for Poland resident representatives, iv) corporate bank account opening services v) Schengen visa strategies and vi) office rental solutions.

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Also known as Spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością Firma kryptowaluta Firma w wolnej strefie Spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością Przedstawicielstwo
Best use of company? All products and services FinTech services Manufacturing and export trading Professional services Marketing and research
How soon can you invoice Clients/sign sales contracts? 3 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
How soon can you hire staff? 3 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
How soon can you sign a lease agreement? 1 week 1 week 1 week 1 week 1 week
How long to supply corporate bank account numbers? 4 weeks 8 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
How long to supply company registration/tax numbers? 4 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
Corporate tax rate on annual net profits? 9-19% 19% Up to 0% 0% No income
Limited liability entity? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Government grants/incentives available? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Government approval required for foreign owners? No No No No No
Resident legal representative required? No No No No Yes
Minimum paid up share capital? €1 €1,200 €1,200 None None
Can bid for Government contracts? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Corporate bank account location? PKO BP Bank Pekao ING Bank Śląski BZ WBK BGZ BNP Paribus
Can secure trade finance? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VAT payable on sales to local customers? 23% 23% 23% 23% No sales
Average total business set up engagement costs? €12,060 Request a proposal €14,910 Request a proposal €15,780
Average total engagement period? 2 months 3 months 2.5 months 2.5 months 2.5 months

Poland company registration summary

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  • Advantages and disadvantages

    Advantages of Poland company registration

    Poland business registration advantages and disadvantages

    1. Poland has a new tax policy in place with effect from January 01, 2019:
      • It allows for a reduced corporate income tax rate for companies with a turnover of less than €1.2 million and a ratio of income to revenue of less than 33%;
      • Launch of the Innovation Box will allow companies conducting R&D activities related to intellectual property rights to enjoy a preferential CIT of 5%;
      • Revenue from trading in virtual currencies will be considered a part of capital gains and taxed accordingly;
      • Under the new Polish Investment Zone law, companies can apply for a CIT exemption on new investments.
    2. Poland is a heavy industries paradise in Central Europe, because:
      • Aviation Valley in south-eastern Poland is one of the best places in Central Europe for aerospace projects;
      • In a Deloitte study of the automotive industry in Central Europe, Poland is the most preferred location for starting a new manufacturing plant;
      • There is abundance of qualified labour in Poland. 30% of 25-64 years old in Poland held a tertiary qualification, and 88% of them were employed;
      • Labour costs in Poland remain low with only €10.1 average hourly employee wage in 2018;
      • Businesses from several manufacturing sectors may apply for Government investment grants and tax deductions, if they: i) create more than 250 new jobs and ii) invest more than €9.3 million;
      • Under the Special Economic Zone Program in Poland, participating companies enjoy multiple incentives, including: i) tax exemptions for qualifying companies; ii) assets purchase grants and iii) staff expenses coverage.

    Disadvantages of Poland company registration

    1. Poland company formation is more bureaucratic than in neighbouring countries. For example, business registry is slow to review documentation, sometimes taking more than 14 workings days;
    2. All foreign documents must be translated into Polish, adding cost to Client engagements;
    3. Poland’s 2019 tax reform has significant changes to it, bringing tighter and stricter regulations, especially on the withholding tax regime, and beneficial owner requirements. Moreover, Poland has high personal tax rates. These might prove to be a disincentive for foreign investors;
    4. Most Polish banks require a face-to-face meeting before releasing corporate bank account numbers.
  • Best uses for Poland company

    1. Poland is a great place to form a manufacturing company, thanks to abundance of well-developed business sectors and cheap labour costs;
    2. Strategically located in the Central Europe, Poland remains a politically stable destination for foreign investments for over 10 years now. Whereas the safety as well as economic and political stability remains questionable for its i) fellow Western European nations that are still shaking due to BREXIT and ii) Eastern European countries that are struggling with the ongoing migrant crisis;
    3. Poland offers numerous benefits to all the Research and Development based companies in the country, including:
      • Preferential tax allowance i) to R&D centres and ii) on purchase of new technologies;
      • Real- estate tax (RETAX) exemption for all new investment projects implemented either in the premises of the City or Commune;
      • There are up to 46 technology parks in Poland aimed at providing excellent technical infrastructural facilities and adequate office spaces to all the R&D-based companies.

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For additional information on our company registration services in Poland, please contact our in-house country expert, Mr. Petar Chakarov, directly:
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