On 18 August 2016 the Ministry of Finance has published another press release, indicating actions that the tax authorities will take in order to reduce tax frauds and to close loopholes in the tax collection system.
According to the press release, the priority of the Ministry of Finance is to reduce harmful tax "optimization" by combating artificial activities/schemes, primarily used by multinational corporations and actively limiting frauds with regards to transfer pricing.
The Minister of Finance has justified the new steps taken in order to close loopholes in the tax system with the following data:
As previously announced, the Ministry of Finance has taken its first steps to reduce tax frauds, including the creation of a competence center in the Department of Tax System, which is responsible for the following tasks:
The creation of the Anti Tax Avoidance Council (by 13 September 2016) should also close loopholes in the tax collection system. This body will be responsible for issuing opinions on the applicability of the clause in tax proceedings.
The full text of the press release of the Ministry of Finance in Polish may be found at the ministry site.