ever heard Mr Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz state that this state (country) exists only theoretically? well you may never heard of Sowa tapes ok
He's completely right. No country (even North Korea) exists by itself. Maybe you think it's a big deal, but to most of us, we know and understand that Poland would completely collapse overnight should it cease to be dependent on others.
delphi do you know the scale of VAT evasion in Poland - at the moment it is estimated at 50 billion PLN yearly - this is mostly due to the state neglect (and I personally believe that it is a deliberate neglect)
Gumishu, come on... do you really believe that, or are you just repeating what the opposition says?
The total collection in 2014 was budgeted at around 114 billion zloty. What you're claiming is that 1/3rd of VAT revenues have been evaded - which would be news all over the world if it were true. That number was invented by PiS in order to show how they'll pay for all these social programmes that are totally unfunded - when the time comes to deliver on those promises, they'll blame a shortfall on tax revenues and hence they won't be enacted.
ever heard of taxes normalization on fuel in the EU - Polish fuel can't be significantly cheaper than German fuel simple as that
The tax level is at pretty much the lowest amount allowed in the EU. It is significantly cheaper than in Germany (although Germany has quite low fuel taxes...) and hugely cheaper than in Italy and the Netherlands. Don't try and pretend otherwise, and don't blame the EU - there is absolutely no obligation for Poland to raise taxes on fuel, but of course PiS will try and blame the EU when they load 20-30gr on every litre with their first budget.
Alior, PEKAO SA, Raifeisen, Millennium, Rabobank, BPH, mBank...?
Alior will be taken over by PZU. Most of the others (except PEKAO and Millennium) will probably not survive as well. PKO and PZU have made it pretty clear that they intend to mop up a lot of the smaller retail banks.
I get lost when people start talking about abstruse economic theories, but why do you think the government might be turning a blind eye to tax evasion? Is it about liquidity?
The government isn't turning a blind eye, this is the thing. Anyone that runs a business will tell you how the tax office has been getting very sharp recently - including ZUS going after false "umowa o dzieło" contracts, the tax office has pretty much placed kasa fiskalna machines in most businesses including doctors and lawyers, and in general, the black economy is falling. It's not an overnight job, but they're on the right path.
What PiS is claiming is that they can fund all their electoral promises through "improved tax collection". It's utterly false - anyone that understands politics will know that the real plan is to tax everyone with New Labour-style stealth taxation. Notice how PiS are utterly silent on the huge burden that self employed people face - that's because the self employed will be one of their big targets for more taxation.