does the one window registration system include a REGON number or did I need to register elsewhere?
It should (unless something is odd in Krakow) include the REGON.
I am trying to register a .pl domain name, so I can begin trading asap but until such time as my REGON number comes through there is nothing I can do.
It'll come, don't stress. The REGON normally gets issued within about 2 weeks. I always advised people (you did get advice, right?) to allow around 4-6 weeks from registration to actually starting the business.
Why do you need a REGON number and a NIP Number its all very complicated to me.
In England unless you are a Ltd company I don't think you need more than your Tax Code and National Insurance Number.
This is similar to the NIP Code I understand - but why must every business be registered for more than just tax?
The REGON is just a statistical number - brought in to fufil EU regulations on statistics. Essentially - the NIP is your NI/Tax number, and the REGON acts as a statistical number.
yes - REGON is for statistical institutions as far as I know (GUS) and it's issued so that there is central identity database to all people and companies who run some economic activities an are supposed to pay tax
Yep, and they'll also use it to contact businesses for information about their business. I had a period where every 3 months, I was being sent constant requests to fill out some nonsense online.
When I registered my business and they gave me the information on CEIDG.pl will they pass the details onto REGON department or do I need to contact them directly?
It'll go through automatically.
However, if you need to ask such questions - are you prepared to run a business in Poland?