Poland: Temporary suspension of withholding tax regulations


Following discussions initiated by the Polish banking community, including Clearstream Banking’s depository, Citi Handlowy; the Polish Ministry of Finance has proposed a temporary suspension of the pay and refund regime applicable to interest and dividend payments between related entities.

Please refer to A22001 for further details on the tax regulations which came into force on 1 January 2022,

If the proposed amendments are implemented, the monitoring of the PLN 2 million investment limit and the verification of the relationship between the investors and the issuers by the local custodians when performing the due diligence, will be temporary suspended until the end of 2022.

The draft remains subject to further market consultations.

We continue to monitor the Polish market and will provide further information as it becomes available.

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