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Polish law

International agreements


International treaties:

  • Tax rates may be lower under double taxation treaties concluded with the country in which the taxpayer's registered office or management board are located.

Certificate of Residence:

  • Tax rates envisaged in the double taxation treaties may be applied only if a taxpayer holds a certificate of residency issued by the given country's tax authorities. This certificate confirms that the foreigner has residency in a country with which Poland has concluded a double taxation treaty, under which tax preferences are granted. A sworn translator should translate the documents into Polish. A certificate of residency is valid for one year from its date of issue.

Investment protection treaties:

Poland has concluded investment protection treaties with the following countries:

  1. Albania
  2. Argentina
  3. Australia
  4. Austria
  5. Azerbaijan
  6. Bangladesh
  7. Belgium and Luxemburg
  8. Belarus
  9. Bulgaria
  10. Canada
  11. Chile
  12. China
  13. Croatia
  14. Cyprus
  15. Czech Republic
  16. Denmark
  17. Egypt
  18. Estonia
  19. Finland
  20. France
  1. Germany
  2. Greece
  3. Hungary
  4. India
  5. Indonesia
  6. Israel
  7. Iran
  8. Italy
  9. Jordan
  10. Kazakhstan
  11. Kuwait
  12. Latvia
  13. Lithuania
  14. Macedonia
  15. Malaysia
  16. Moldova
  17. Mongolia
  18. Morocco
  19. Norway
  20. Portugal
  1. Romania
  2. South Korea
  3. Serbia
  4. Sweden
  5. Switzerland
  6. Singapore
  7. Slovakia
  8. Slovenia
  9. Spain
  10. Thailand
  11. The Netherlands
  12. Tunisia
  13. Turkey
  14. United Kingdom
  15. Ukraine
  16. United Arab Emirates
  17. United States of America
  18. Uruguay
  19. Uzbekistan
  20. Vietnam

The treaties provide that investments made by entrepreneurs from one contracting state will be treated fairly and on an equally favourable basis as domestic investments in the other contracting state.


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