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Buying a car in Poland for business and ZUS declarations


Paladine 3 | 29
1 May 2017 #1
I am currently self employed and am looking to buy a new car exclusively for business. I presume I can claim back the VAT and offset the cost of the vehicle against my quarterly tax return?

Also - what happens if I become employed in the future and the car becomes my personal vehicle? Do I then have to include the value of the car in my PIT return at the end of the tax year and if so how is that value calculated? I ask because there is a good chance I will be accepting a job in Sweden this summer and will be leaving Poland to live in Sweden. I need to know how to tie up my existing self employment business and what taxes I would need to pay if I transfer company assets to my person. I also presume I would still need to file PIT in April 2018 to cover the period from January 2017 until the date I leave Poland?

Thanks.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
1 May 2017 #2
I presume I can claim back the VAT and offset the cost of the vehicle against my quarterly tax return?

Yes, you can. However, there are quite complicated calculations involved, meaning you'd be wise to use an accountant to ensure that you do it properly.

Generally speaking, a much easier option is to buy a car personally, then just claim so-called "kilometrówki" based on the kilometres driven for business use.

kalkulatory.gofin.pl/Kilometrowka-kalkulator-kosztow-uzywania-samochodu-prywatnego-do-celow-sluzbowych,12.html

You can't claim VAT back with this, but 0.84zł per km driven for business purposes isn't bad.
OP Paladine 3 | 29
1 May 2017 #3
Thanks - I have an accountant so hopefully they will figure it all out for me. The car will be used entirely for business whilst I am still here in Poland and it will be a new car so the VAT rebate will be very useful for my cashflow.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
1 May 2017 #4
I'm not sure you'll be able to apply the full VAT return if you transfer the car for private use like that. Talk to your accountant and see what they're comfortable with, but I think if you transfer the car for personal use within a short period of time, you'll have to pay VAT on the value of the vehicle at least.
polishlawyer - | 6
2 May 2017 #5
Will it be a brand new car or used ? If brand new, u have also to pay excise. U can avoid that by registering LTD in Cech Republic and buy that car as asset of company.


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