You may check the status of your VAT registration on the Polish official government website.
The official index of the Polish taxpayers is available under this LINK.
You may look after your company by typing in either your Polish tax number (mark option 'NIP') or by typing in the name of your company (mark option 'Nazwa podmiotu'). Next click on 'Szukaj'.
You should now see your entity or list of entities that fulfil the criteria you typed earlier. Click on 'Zobacz' by the name of your company.
If you see the green strap on the top of the window with the description 'Figuruje w rejestrze VAT' (It appears in the VAT register), it means, that the VAT registration of your company is active.
Scroll down to learn the date, on which the company was registered to VAT. Look for the 'Data rejestracji jako podatnika VAT' (Date of VAT registration). To the right side of this description, you should find the relevant date.
Please keep in mind, that the registration date is not equivalent to the date from which your company is obliged to submit VAT returns. It is possible, that in the registration documents a retrospective or future date of the commencement of the taxable activities in Poland was specified.
If you see the red strap on the top of the window with the description 'Nie figuruje w rejestrze VAT' (It does not appear in the VAT register), it means, that the VAT registration of your company has been deactivated.
Scroll down to learn the date, on which the VAT registration was deactivated and what were the grounds of the deactivation. Look for the 'Data wykreślenia rejestracji jako podatnika VAT' (Date of deleting the registration as VAT taxpayer). To the right side of this description you should find the date of the deactivation of your VAT registration.
Then look for the 'Podstawa prawna wykreślenia' (Legal basis of the deletion). To the right side of this description you should find the legal grounds of the deactivation of your VAT registration. You may find the following descriptions:
If the VAT number of your company is invalid due to your previous application to deregister from VAT (Article 96 (6-8)), you will have to file a renewed application for VAT registration to reactivate the VAT number. If the VAT number of your company was deactivated by the tax authorities due to the failure to fulfill the taxpayer’s obligations (three other cases), please read in our article on how to reactivate the VAT number.
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My name ist Magda Olszewska. I’m Polish Tax Advisor and leader of the Olszewska Tax Consulting. I write posts regularly for our blog on the tax issues which we deal with in our praxis.
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