Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: We are developing an environment supporting small and medium enterprises

Poland is on your side. “Business Constitution is made primarily for you: new accounting rules regarding ZUS [Social Insurance Institution], as well as new rules related to CIT,” said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki to the participants of the European Economic Congress in Katowice.

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We are creating an environment supporting small and medium enterprises. We demand equal tax payment by large enterprises. Our actions on the supply side of our national economy led to tax reduction for small enterprises. We reduced CIT first from 19% to 15%, now from 15% to 9%. Nevertheless, CIT gets higher,” highlighted the head of government.

“In the Business Constitution we created a number of mechanisms which are supposed to facilitate conducting business for small and the smallest enterprises in order to make easier their creation, development and foreign expansion,” he explained.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki highlighted that the currently ruling party restructured Polish economic and financial policy as well as the economic model so as to make it possible to develop micro enterprises into small, small into medium, and medium into large or even into international champions.

Today’s world faces great inequalities and imbalances. After the crisis more and more states understand that there is a need of social solidarity and that society and economy are the obverse and the reverse of the very same coin. More and more states understand also that support for the local capital and for small enterprises should take place through various mechanisms,” said the head of government. He explained that the equalisation of opportunities should take place i.a. through implementation of government actions such as tax preferences for small and medium enterprises.

“We want to support Polish capital and Polish ownership, and enable as many small enterprises as possible to become bigger and innovative,” underlined Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. He added that the government creates an environment which is to foster start-ups ad well as Polish small and medium enterprises. “It is not only CIT, but also new payment conditions regarding ZUS. For those who have very low income, e.g. micro start-ups up to 2.5 times the minimum wage, i.e. PLN 5,300, from the next year ZUS will be calculated more proportionally,” said the Prime Minister.

Successful struggle against tax fraudsters

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki recalled that during one year of ruling of the United Right Wing the income from VAT, CIT and PIT increased by PLN 40 billions. As he highlighted, it is more than we spend on our social programme Family 500 Plus and many investment programmes.

He added that through the fight with VAT fraudsters we save many enterprises and he thanked those who contributed to the search of gaps in VAT, including IT personnel and taxmen who are the real creators of the success of VAT sealing.

“We try to help small enterprises, equally treat those large and at the same time fight against crime in all possible dimensions, mainly through modern IT tools,” said the Prime Minister.

We support the sector of small and medium enterprises

What is important for us is social context and pragmatic approach in relation to the economy: respecting the employee and minimum wages. Investing in human capital gives better opportunities for modern developments. “It is a philosophy which we are promoting with devotion through valorisation of start-ups, small enterprises and employees,” stated the Prime Minister.

As he said, we look at the economy as a whole, as an interconnected system; we treat it like this and this is my approach in many fields of economy, an approach which I want to follow.

“In 10 years Poland will be a high-tech country which will amaze other states and many businesses in the whole world with its modernity and innovation. It can happen only with your support and good cooperation between yourselves and the whole economic environment which largely depends on the Polish state and society. I believe in this success and this is what I wish you,” said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at the end of his speech.


European Economic Congress

During the 10th edition of the European Economic Congress in Katowice there were 150 debates and discussions planned in which over 900 participants were to take part. One of the most important accompanying events are the European Start-up Days where new technologies and innovative ideas related to business are presented.

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