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Parliamentary questions
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29 March 2019
Question for written answer E-001546-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Julia Pitera (PPE)

 Subject:  Lawless conduct of tax authorities
 Answer in writing 

According to a lawyer who submitted a question to my office, a system has been established in Poland in which the tax authorities are extorting VAT from honest entrepreneurs, whom they treat as fraudsters, as they carry out their orders from the Ministry of Finance to ensure that anticipated budget revenues are collected. Tax authorities almost exclusively issue assessment decisions. They ignore the regulations in force in the European Union and the guidelines of the Court of Justice of the European Union. All of this they do under the slogan of tightening up the VAT system. As a result of these actions, small and medium-sized enterprises are being eliminated en masse, and doing business in Poland is becoming less attractive.

On 15 February 2018, the Commission launched an inspection of compliance with EU VAT regulations, which was supposed to last eight months.

Has this inspection been carried out?

If so, what were its conclusions?

Original language of question: PL 
Last updated: 9 April 2019Legal notice