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Polish taxes for external incoming


jdvalim 1 | 2
6 May 2011 #1
Hello everyone,

I am brazilian and I have been happily living in Poland and married with a polish for one year and a half. Currently, I am founder of a company in Brazil and I work through internet. All my income comes from the brazilian company, I don't have any business activity in Poland.

For the last months, me and my wife are actively searching how we should handle taxes. We have been to different taxes offices and each time we got different information, although it seems the consensus is: "if I do not have any income from Poland, I don't need to pay any taxes for my incoming from Brazil. However, at the moment I engage in business activities here, and receive money for them, I need to pay taxes for both Polish and Brazilian income".

I have found this forum by accident on the internet and reading previous posts I have found everyone to be very helpful, so I decided to ask: is there anyone else in the same situation as me (living in Poland and receiving only external income)? If so, how are you handling taxes? Any advice?

I have searched the forum and I haven't found an answer to those questions. If I missed something, sorry in advance.

Thanks for your attention!
Panthera - | 5
6 May 2011 #2
from what I know, if you have no income from the Polish do not have to pay taxes in Poland. that live here does not require you to do so. I know someone in a similar situation. she has lived and worked abroad, at the office told her that she does not need to account for these revenues. if you start to achieve revenues in Poland then. unless you get the best information in the Polish office.
poland_
6 May 2011 #3
I am brazilian and I have been happily living in Poland and married with a polish for one year and a half.

What s your legal status in PL, how many days per annum do you reside in PL?
OP jdvalim 1 | 2
6 May 2011 #4
I am legally in Poland and I have the immigration office card. :) In one year period, I can surely say that I spend 9 of the 12 months in Poland.
pspgmr6 - | 9
6 May 2011 #5
From what I know, since your domicile is now in Poland, you are required to pay your taxes here wherever your income from
poland_
6 May 2011 #6
I can surely say that I spend 9 of the 12 months in Poland.

So you should be paying tax on your world wide income in Poland. Stop going to the tax office for information before you end up in trouble and get a tax advisor to fill in the necessary paperwork.
OP jdvalim 1 | 2
6 May 2011 #7
warszawski and pspgmr6

Thanks for the replies. I have already been to one tax advisor and he said that I should not pay taxes as I don't have any Polish income. Although I also think I should be paying taxes as I am using Polish infrastructure. I will be in touch with another advisor and see how it goes.
johnfisher 4 | 22
18 May 2011 #8
Dear Jdvalim,

i guess we are in the same situation. I just moved to Poland with my Polish wife, and i have the residency permit for a set period of time (one year), the usual first stage for a foreigner.

I have my own design company registered back home in my country, and i also do works for clients from my home here bot for abroad over the internet, and i have no single clients or income from Poland. All my income comes from abroad.

I was wondering the same, but i did not start yet asking for the taxes, as i do think that as my income is from outside, then no need to pay here.

I will be checking the matter very soon, as we just moved couple of weeks ago, and i need to confirm that as i want to avoid having trooubles with the tax.

If you will know anything, please please poat it online; i will do the same once i will know.

Regards.
delphiandomine 85 | 18,261
18 May 2011 #9
I was wondering the same, but i did not start yet asking for the taxes, as i do think that as my income is from outside, then no need to pay here.

You need to pay. Poland's tax residency law states that if you spend more than 185 days a year in Poland, then you are resident in Poland for tax purposes. As you've got the residency permit - then this is more or less a formal declaration that you are in fact resident.

Taxation for you will be 19% of dividends, plus whatever taxation is due on your salary (which is quite substantial - if you pay yourself around 6000 pounds a year, you'll have quite a big Polish tax bill - 19% Polish income tax, plus around 40% of gross salary in social taxation as an employer and employee).


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