The European Commission published on March 8, 2018, the European #FinTech Action Plan with the goal of making financial services more competitive, inclusive and efficient. Poland is implementing new Fintech regulations such as the Payment Services Directive 2. Together with Wolfgang Maschek, Partner and Head of the European Public Policy Practice and former in-house counsel with Western Union; Christina Economides, Public Policy Advisor, and Jacek Wiśniewski, Of Counsel, from Squire Patton Boggs, AmCham members presumably got a world-first presentation on the meaning of the plan and its implementation status.

On Feb. 1, 2018, AmCham EU Affairs and Energy Committees organized a meeting with Ms. Monika Morawiecka, Head of Strategy of PGE (Polish Energy Group). While EU is currently working on the Clean Energy Package, often considered the biggest ever regulatory overhaul of the EU energy sector, Poland still is one of the most emission-intensive countries in Europe with its electricity supply based 80% on coal. We discussed if the Clean Energy Package is the next block of the Energy Union or will it let the Member States slip to their national energy priorities. We also delved into whether it will help or harm the Polish energy sector and Polish energy priorities. The participants asked why there is so much cola in Poland’s energy mix and what can be done about in future, are we able to transform the Polish energy sector to be sustainable, how quickly can we do it and what are the most enabling technologies and regulations.

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On Feb. 21, 2018, AmCham's Tax & Financial Services Committee in cooperation with KPMG, organized a tax session for U.S. taxpayers on Trump’s tax reform - how it affects you. Our speakers were Ms. Dagmar Gessner-Gaspar and Mr. David Villwock from KPMG’s US Tax Center, Frankfurt am Main and Andrzej Marczak and Mateusz Kobyliński, KPMG Global Mobility Services in Poland. Our guests presented updates on the US taxation and potential US tax reform. We would like to thank KPMG for sponsoring this session.

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On December 13 AmCham Tax & Financial Services Committee organized a meeting on R&D tax relief with the speakers from KPMG Global R&D Incentives Network, Mr. Kiejstut Żagun, Director, Tax, Grants & Incentives and Mr. Bartosz Igielski, Manager.

Research & Development (R&D) tax relief in Poland was introduced in 2016 into CIT and PIT provisions to encourage entrepreneurs to carry out more R&D work. In terms of expenditure on R&D, Poland is behind most European countries; over the next 10 years, entrepreneurs should increase R&D investment to offset the average European level. The current rules define R&D activities broadly. The right to R&D relief is not reserved exclusively for entrepreneurs engaged in specialized research but is also available to entrepreneurs who work on the implementation of new or existing products or services.

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