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UKRAINIANS IN POLAND WILL BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN TAX RESIDENCY IN UKRAINE WITHOUT PAYING TAXES IN POLAND

Ukrainians in Poland will be able to maintain Ukrainian tax residency without paying taxes in the host country from income received in Ukraine, the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) reported, citing an official letter from the Ministry of Finance of Poland in response to a request from BRDO and the IT Association of Ukraine.

“In May, BRDO and the IT Association of Ukraine appealed to the government of our state and the Ministries of Finance of Bulgaria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia with a request not to change the tax residency of refugee entrepreneurs who ended up in these countries. The success of our advocacy is evidenced by clarification that we received the other day from the central executive authority of Poland,” the office said.

According to the letter of the Polish Ministry of Finance, Ukrainians will be able to retain tax residence in Ukraine and not pay taxes in the host country, if it is not about income from sources in Poland.

As reported, the European Business Association called on the government to resolve the issue of tax residence of Ukrainian citizens abroad, since staying outside the country for more than 183 days, they can be recognized as residents of the host country and there will be a risk of double taxation of income received in Ukraine.

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Citizens of Ukraine in Poland got access to medical care on par with Polish citizens

Citizens of Ukraine who were forced to move to Poland, fleeing Russian military aggression, received access to medical care on an equal basis with Polish citizens, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine reports.
“To do this, you need to have a passport of a citizen of Ukraine, which has a mark on crossing the border after February 24, 2022. If you crossed the border without a passport – a document confirming the date of crossing the Polish border by Polish services. The provision of medical care for Ukrainians is free of charge,” the statement reads. message.
In addition, Ukrainians must have refugee status or temporary protection status, as well as an analogue of the Ukrainian identification number – PESEL, which will provide access to healthcare services.
To date, Poland has provided Ukrainians with free access to medical care at all levels: basic medical care – visits to family doctors, calling an ambulance; specialized outpatient care; diagnostic studies (as directed by a doctor); hospital treatment; psychiatric treatment; rehabilitation (except resorts); dental services.
Also, citizens of Ukraine, children and youth under 19 years of age have the right to receive free preventive vaccinations, according to the Polish Preventive Immunization Program. To do this, you should contact your family doctor and get the appropriate referral. In addition, every adult Ukrainian, as well as a child from 5 years old who are in Poland, can also be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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UKRAINIAN KSG AGRO WILL COOPERATE WITH A PASTA MANUFACTURER FROM POLAND

Ukrainian agricultural holding KSG Agro and pasta producer Makarony Polskie (Rzeszów, Poland) signed a letter of intent to establish cooperation in the field of trade in vegetable oil and grain, as well as cooperation in other areas of agricultural production.
Information about the conclusion of the relevant protocol was made public on the Warsaw Stock Exchange on Monday evening.
According to the announcement, the parties intend to arrange the import of rapeseed and sunflower oil from Ukraine for their processing and sale in Poland and third countries.
It is clarified that the letter of intent is not a binding agreement, but only expresses the desire to start negotiations on mutual cooperation of the parties.
According to the website of the Polish company, Makarony Polskie is one of the largest manufacturers of pasta in the country. The company has production plants in Rzeszów and Częstochowa.
Its products are offered under the brands Makarony Polskie, Sorenti and Abak.
The vertically integrated holding KSG Agro is engaged in pig breeding, as well as production, storage, processing and sales of grain and oil crops. His land bank is about 21 thousand. ha in Dnipropetrovsk and Kherson regions.
According to the agricultural holding, it is among the top 5 pork producers in Ukraine.
In 2021, KSG Agro increased net profit 16 times compared to 2020 – to $20.27 million, revenue – by 44%, to $30.75 million, while doubling EBITDA – to $12.28 million.

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POLAND ABOLISHES FREE RAILWAY TRAVEL FOR UKRAINIAN CITIZENS FROM JULY 1

The Polish railway company PKP Intercity is canceling free travel for Ukrainian citizens from July 1, the company’s press service said.

“The current rules for issuing free tickets for refugees from Ukraine will be valid until Thursday, June 30. From Friday, July 1, these trips will be carried out according to the general rules included in the PKP Intercity regulations.

It is noted that free travel for citizens of Ukraine in the 2nd class of economy class trains TLK and IC was introduced on February 26. Until the last days of June, more than 2.3 million citizens of Ukraine used the services of PKP Intercity.

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LVIV CUSTOMS EXPANDS CAPACITY OF CHECKPOINTS ON BORDER WITH POLAND

Lviv customs is expanding the capacity of two checkpoints on the border with Poland, said at a briefing acting. head of the Lviv customs Daniil Menshikov.
According to him, since this morning, trucks up to 7.5 tons have been allowed to enter the Grushiv checkpoint, and earlier there was a limit of no more than 3.5 tons.
Also, at the Krakovets checkpoint, work is underway on the construction of temporary modules for the passage of cars on the A4 highway
“We plan to open this road next week, and we will use all 8 lanes at the Krakovets checkpoint for passing trucks,” Menshikov said.
In turn, Igor Matviychuk, deputy chief of staff of the Western Regional Directorate of the State Border Service, said that vehicles up to 7.5 tons were also allowed to pass at the Ustilug checkpoint in the Volyn region, which should reduce the load on the Yagodyn checkpoint.
According to him, work is also underway on the border with Romania – the Krasnoilsk checkpoint is 90% ready for commissioning, and the Dyakovtsy checkpoint is 60%.
The possibility of resuming the work of checkpoints on the railway in Transcarpathia is also being considered – we are talking about the checkpoints “Dilov” and “Teresva”.

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US INTENDS TO BUILD GRANARIES IN POLAND TO FACILITATE EXPORT OF UKRAINIAN GRAIN – JOE BIDEN

The United States intends to build granaries in Poland on the border with Ukraine to facilitate the export of Ukrainian grain to Europe by rail, US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday.
“We are going to build temporary granaries on the border with Ukraine – in Poland,” he said during a speech broadcast by the White House on Tuesday.
Biden noted that this plan, if implemented, would allow exporting grain from Ukraine to Europe, and from there to other parts of the world. He said that he is currently “working closely with European partners to release 20 million tons of wheat from Ukraine to world markets.”
The US President also acknowledged that the plan “will take time” to implement.

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