The most common form of corporate structure for small and medium sized companies in Poland is the Limited Liability Company (Spólka z o.o.). We guide you throughout every step of the company formation process in Poland and incorporate your Polish Spólka z o.o company with the National Court Register.
We prepare the deed of establishment for your Company and the Company's Articles of Association in the form of a notarial deed. The notarial deed we prepare contains the following:
The Articles of Association for your limited liability company are signed and notarised. The application to register your company with the State Court Register and Statistical Office is completed, we then obtain your REGON number. This number is unique to your company; it identifies the company's business sector, as well as various other details. The company registration is then officially announced in the Monitor Sadowy i Gospodarczy.
We can offer assistance with opening a bank account for your company in Poland. Within a week of your company starting economic activity in Poland it must be registered with the Social Security Institute (ZUS) and the local tax office.
Our Company Formation package in Poland includes:
The name of your Polish company, should contain the suffix spólka z ograniczona odpowiedzialnoscia or, the abbreviation Spólka z o.o. or sp. z o.o to denote Limited Liability.
The minimum share capital of a Polish limited liability company is PLN 5,000 (€1250). and the lowest permitted value of a single share is PLN 50 (€12). Shares in a limited liability company are rights, not securities, which means that share certificates are not issued.
We obtain your Rejestr urzedowy podmiotw Gospodarki Narodowej (REGON) number from the statistical office (Urzad Statystyczny).
The Regon number is obtained prior to registration of your Company at the National Court Register, and within 14 days of the notarial deed.
A Polish company is required to register for the purposes of VAT within 20 days of starting its business activity. The VAT registration is submitted to the Tax Office and includes: your company name and legal form, REGON number, date of commencement of its business activity and registered office address in Poland.
The Polish commercial code allows for the establishment of branch offices in Poland of foreign companies. The branch office is registered in the Polish commercial register and is issued with a Polish KRS number.
The branch office can carry out all the activities that may be carried out by the parent company. The branch operates in Poland under the name of the parent company with the addition 'Oddzial w Polsce'.
The branch office operates in Poland through a representative, this is an individual who represents the branch office in dealing with third parties and they must have residential address in Poland.
The individual is then entered into the court register, similar to a Director in a Polish limited liability company.
The branch office is required to: