The event, organised by RSM Poland together with Santander Bank Polska SA and Business Club Szczecin, supported by the BPCC and Finexa, the association of finance directors, was held on 24 October 2019 Szczecin’s historic old town hall. The conference was entirely devoted to changes in taxes that will befall business in 2020 and the issue of auto-enrolment in employee capital plans (PPK – pracownicze plany kapitałowe).
The meeting was opened by Marcin Kaczyński, director of Santander Bank Polska Corporate Banking Centre, Bogumił Rogowski, president of Business Club Szczecin, and Sebastian Goschorski, accounting & payroll partner at RSM Poland, all of whom referred to the current economic situation in Poland. Next, Tomasz Beger, tax advisor and tax partner, and Katarzyna Sadowska, tax advisor and tax supervisor at RSM Poland, talked about the changes in VAT, CIT and PIT planned for 2020 and discussed the most important problems that taxpayers have to face in the current year. There was also information and discussion on the mandatory mechanism of split payment, joint and several liability in VAT, the new matrix of VAT rates and binding-rate information (WIS) or withholding tax (WHT). In turn, Robert Muszyński, manager for PPK in Santander Bank Polska SA, discussed issues related to the creation, administration and disbursement of PPKs, answering numerous questions from participants.
“At the meeting with Szczecin's entrepreneurs, we were able to reliably and clearly discuss the most important issues for taxpayers and clarify any doubts concerning the functioning PPKs,” said Mr Beger, an experienced practitioner who shares his knowledge in the area of taxes during training sessions for management boards and financial and accounting services or during specialist courses organised by the accountants’ association in Poland. “The high turnout at the conference confirmed that changes in taxes each time raise many concerns among taxpayers, and that entrepreneurs look for reliable sources of information and professional support. I am glad that we could help,” added Mr Beger.