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Are residency fees tax-deductible?


BLS 65 | 188  
4 Dec 2009 /  #1
Another business question that my accountant can't readily answer - are the residency fees paid to the government deductible in a one-man business? How about the Karta Pobytu fee?

Each year, I must pay 340 zł for my application to stay in the country - the KB is an additional 50 zł. It sure would be nice to take those amounts off the top...

Thanks for any and all constructive responses!
delphiandomine 83 | 17,732  
4 Dec 2009 /  #2
Get a new accountant is my advice - they really should be able to answer such questions straight away, or be happy to look up in tax manuals to find the answer on the spot. It's actually a good sign in Poland of a dodgy accountant if they can't answer such questions rapidly - the tax laws here are not so arcane as in Germany or the UK.

Each year, I must pay 340 zł for my application to stay in the country - the KB is an additional 50 zł. It sure would be nice to take those amounts off the top...

I'm fairly positive that you won't be allowed to - it's not a business expense. I could be wrong though - but while the Polish taxman allows all sorts of nonsense, I can't imagine they'd be happy to allow this being deducted.

I believe you can actually ask the Urząd Skarbowy for a ruling on this - which might be worth doing if it's not clear?

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