When are statutory representatives liable for their company’s debts?

At the end of June, the Supreme Court (SC) issued a judgment dealing with the conditions of the liability of statutory representatives of a limited liability company for the company's debts. The court also commented on the possibility to recover…

Controversial issues of claiming R&D allowance

On 22 June 2022, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) issued an interesting judgment dealing with the application of a research and development allowance. The SAC commented on two controversial issues: the concurrence of receiving a subsidy and…

VAT upon incorrect classification of intra-community supplies in chain transactions

In Polish case C-696/20 B., the CJEU ruled on whether a VAT payer involved in a chain transaction may be required to pay VAT on both the supply and the acquisition of goods. In its opinion, the CJEU recalled that the purpose of Article 41 of the VAT…

Months of uncertainty end: SC unifies interpretation of ‘unseizable amount’

Early this year, legislators quite exceptionally increased the normative monthly housing costs for 2022. These are usually updated annually to correspond to housing prices; for 2022 however, they were increased for the second time in response to…

SAC: no delivery on weekends and holidays, not even by fiction

The Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) has ruled on an age-old dispute: the fiction of delivery to a data box can only occur on a working day. Therefore, if the 10-day period from the date of delivery of a message to the data box elapses on a…

SAC on default interest waivers

In its judgment 4 Afs 311/2021-33, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) addressed whether it is possible to grant a taxpayer's request for a waiver of default interest that has arisen from incorrect VAT treatment. The entity themselves actively…

Statutory body liable for unpaid VAT?

Advocate General Juliane Kokott has recently dealt with whether the general joint and several liability of a statutory body falls within the scope of the VAT Directive (due to a company's inability to pay its VAT debt). She also commented on whether…

Questions surrounding VAT treatment of promotional events

In its recent judgement (No. 10 Afs 179/2020-56) the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) concluded that a company that organised a promotional event was not entitled to the refund of input VAT on subcontracted supplies. According to the court, these…

SAC held issue of one-crown bonds abuse of law

In its recent judgment, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) dealt with the issue of one-crown bonds that effectively redirected a portion of funds from a cash pooling structure to one-crown bonds with long-term maturity. The court ruled that the…

SAC: intermediary services abroad must be proven as well

In a number of countries, trading is virtually impossible without a local intermediary. In its recent judgment (8 Afs 315/2019), the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) dealt with the burden of proof regarding intermediation of sale of goods in China…

CJEU: implementation of concentration requiring clearance by competition authority…

In its recent judgment in case T-609/19, the General Court of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) emphasised the need to distinguish between concentration and implementation of a concentration. This means that the implementation of a concentration…

CJEU's surprising conclusion on VAT rate for elevator repairs

The Court of Justice of the EU has ruled on the VAT rate for renovation and repairs of elevators in residential buildings and has also dealt with the VAT rate for the regular maintenance of elevators. In both cases, the conclusions are rather…