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Practical aspects of tax, accounting and legal for enterprises functioning at special economic zones

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"Practical aspects of tax, accounting and legal for enterprises functioning at special economic  zones" was the title of a training which took  place on 6 November at the headquarters of the Kraków Technology Park in cooperation with the BPCC. 


The meeting was addressed to those who have started functioning in the zones recently, on the basis of permits issued last year and to those who start to think about locating their businesses in the zones.

The exclusive partner of the training was Rödl & Partner and its experts provided technical expertise to participants of the event.  The meeting was officially opened by  by Krystyna Sadowska, Director of Promotion and Marketing at KPT, also two other persons from KPT were present and available during the session: Jacek Bielawski,  Investor Service Department and Mariola Kocoń, Director of the Legal Department.

The training was started by Anna Smagowicz-Tokarz, Associate Partner, SEZ Team at Rödl & Partner. In her speech Anna focused on issues such as rules of granting the permits to start doing business at special economic zone and a possible change of boundary conditions, increase or decrease capital expenditures, increasing and decreasing staff numbers, changing the date of execution or non-fulfillment of the investment.

This part of the training has already generated a discussion on the possible risk that arises in connection with the failure to achieve the conditions granted by ministerial decision. Anna encouraged entrepreneurs to notify as soon as possible the relevant authorities on the changes of conditions for the functioning of companies to avoid further difficulties and also presented a specific "case study" which described a path of reducing staff numbers by one of the companies.

The second part of the training focused strictly on fiscal aspects. Current tax issues for companies operating in the zones were presented Dorota Białas, Associate Partner, SEZ Team at Rödl & Partner in Wrocław.  Dorota talked on the division of revenues and costs (including the situation when part of the company's activity is carried out outside the zone), also showed concrete decisions issued by the directors of tax chambers.

The third part of the training and the session of  Q&A was run the auditor from Rödl & Partner, Piotr Dylak. The conversations talks were continued afterwards during lunch that was a courtesy of Kraków Technology Park.

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