Poland Geography, Politics, Economy, and Culture

Poland is an Eastern European country, neighboring Germany, Ukraine Russia, and others. Its capital city is Warsaw, considered by many to be a shopping destination for tourists. Poland’s political and economic disagreements with the European Union have resulted in a standoff between the two entities. This tension is believed to result from reforms undertaken by Poland consolidating powers including controlling the judiciary, and the media. The reforms give the government control of the judiciary (including the right to appoint judges) as well as control of the media.

Controlling independent functions of the government such as the judiciary goes against the ideals of democracy espoused by the European Union, thus forcing it to intervene, resulting in constant demonstrations by its people and human rights organizations. Poland has a rich cultural heritage, with many fun quirks such as brightly colored traditional police uniforms which are worn for special occasions. Polish is their primary national language while Christianity is the main religion.

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April 4Easter Sunday
April 5Easter Monday
May 1Labor Day / May Day
May 3Constitution Day
May 23Whit Sunday
June 3Corpus Christi
August 15Assumption of Mary
November 1All Saints’ Day
November 11Independence Day
December 25Christmas Day
December 26Second Day of Christmas
  • jednoosobowa działalność gospodarcza
  • p.p. (przedsiębiorstwo państwowe)
  • S.A. (spółka akcyjna)
  • s.c. (spółka cywilna)
  • S.K.A. (spółka komandytowo-akcyjna)
  • sp.j. (spółka jawna)
  • sp.k. (spółka komandytowa)
  • sp.p. (spółka partnerska)
  • Sp. z o.o. (spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością)
  • Spółdzielnia
  • Corporate Tax: 19% (9% for small taxpayer, those with revenue in a given tax year not exceeding the equivalent of €1.2 million and that have “small taxpayer” status)
  • Income Tax (Lowest Marginal Rate): 17% (minus varying deduction)
  • Income Tax (Highest Marginal Rate): 32% (or optional 19% flat rate for self-employed)
  • VAT/GST/Sales Tax: 23% (standard rate), 8% or 5% (reduced rates)
  • Alior Bank S.A. (Commercial Bank)
  • BANK POLSKIEJ SPÓŁDZIELCZOŚCI SA (Commercial Bank)
  • BNP PARIBAS BANK POLSKA SA (Commercial Bank)
  • BPI Bank Polskich Inwestycji S.A. (Commercial Bank)
  • BRE Bank Hipoteczny SA (Commercial Bank)
  • Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas S.A. (Commercial Bank)
  • Bank BPH (Commercial Bank)
  • Bank DnB NORD Polska SA (Commercial Bank)
  • Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (Commercial Bank)
  • Bank Handlowy (Citibank) (Commercial Bank)
  • Bank Millennium (BC Portugues) (Commercial Bank)
  • Bank Ochrony Środowiska SA (Commercial Bank)
  • Bank Pekao (UniCredit) (Commercial Bank)
  •   Bank Pocztowy SA (Commercial Bank)
  • Bank Polska Kasa Opieki SA (Commercial Bank)
  •   Bank Zachodni WBK (Santander) (Commercial Bank)
  •   Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Polska) S.A.  (Commercial Bank)
  • Credit Agricole Bank Polska S.A. (Commercial Bank)
  • DZ BANK Polska SA (Commercial Bank)
  • Deutsche Bank Polska SA (Commercial Bank)
  • EUROCLEAR Bank SA/NV (Spółka Akcyjna) – Oddział w Polsce  (Commercial Bank)
  • Euro Bank S.A. (Commercial Bank)
  • FCA-Group Bank Polska S.A. (Commercial Bank)
  • Getin Noble Bank S.A. (Commercial Bank)
  • HSBC Bank Polska SA (Commercial Bank)
  • ING Bank Śląski S.A. (Commercial Bank)
  • Idea Bank S.A. (Commercial Bank)
  • J.P. Morgan Europe Limited Sp. z o.o. Oddział w Polsce  (Commercial Bank)
  • Mercedes-Benz Bank Polska S.A. (Commercial Bank)
  • Nest Bank S.A. (Commercial Bank)
  • PKO Bank Hipoteczny S.A. (Commercial Bank)
  • PKO Bank Polski (Commercial Bank)
  • PLUS BANK SA (Commercial Bank)
  • RBS Bank (Polska) SA (Commercial Bank)
  • RCI Banque Spółka Akcyjna Oddział w Polsce  (Commercial Bank)
  • Raiffeisen Polbank (Commercial Bank)
  • SGB-Bank S.A. (Commercial Bank)
  • Santander Consumer Bank S.A. (Commercial Bank)
  • TF BANK AB (Commercial Bank)
  • Toyota Bank Polska S.A. (Commercial Bank)
  • UBS Limited (Commercial Bank)
  • VOLKSWAGEN BANK POLSKA S.A. (Commercial Bank)
  • mBank (Commerzbank) (Commercial Bank)
  • AS Inbank Spółka Akcyjna – Oddział w Polsce (Foreign Bank)
  • Aareal Bank AG S.A. – Oddział w Polsce (Foreign Bank)
  • BNP PARIBAS SA Oddział w Polsce (Foreign Bank)
  • BNP Paribas Securities Services SKA Oddział w Polsce (Foreign Bank)
  • Bank of China (Luxembourg) S.A. Spółka Akcyjna Oddział w Polsce (Foreign Bank)
  • Banque PSA Finance SA Oddział w Polsce (Foreign Bank)
  • CAIXABANK, S.A. (SPÓŁKA AKCYJNA) ODDZIAŁ W POLSCE (Foreign Bank)
  • China Construction Bank (Europe) S.A. (Spółka Akcyjna) Oddział w Polsce  (Foreign Bank)
  • Citibank Europe plc (Publiczna Spółka Akcyjna) Oddział w Polsce (Foreign Bank)
  • Cofidis S.A. (Spółka Akcyjna) Oddział w Polsce (Foreign Bank)
  • Danske Bank A/S S.A. Oddział w Polsce (Foreign Bank)
  • FCE Bank S.A. Oddział w Polsce (Foreign Bank)
  • HAITONG BANK (Foreign Bank)
  • Ikano Bank AB (publ) Spółka Akcyjna Oddział w Polsce (Foreign Bank)
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China  (Foreign Bank)
  • Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.a. Spółka Akcyjna Oddział W Polsce (Foreign Bank)
  • John Deere Bank S.A. Spółka Akcyjna Oddział w Polsce (Foreign Bank)
  •   MUFG Bank (Europe) NV S.A. Oddział w Polsce (Foreign Bank)
  • Nordea Bank AB S.A. Oddział w Polsce (Foreign Bank)
  • Nykredit Realkredit A/S S.A. – Oddział w Polsce (Foreign Bank)
  • Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (S.A.) – Oddział w Polsce (Foreign Bank)
  • Societe Generale SA Oddział w Polsce (Foreign Bank)
  • Svenska Handelsbanken AB S.A. Oddział w Polsce (Foreign Bank)
  • VOLKSWAGEN BANK POLSKA S.A. (Foreign Bank)

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