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The Future of Tax

Best practice exchange between Poland and the United Kingdom.

The ease, predictability and transparency of paying taxes is as important to global investors as the actual tax rate. How is Poland doing in terms of making its tax system more user-friendly? This event intends to address two areas – the way the tax authorities communicate with corporate tax payers, and the road-map to a digital tax future. Experts from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs will join BPCC members to look at UK best practice in both areas, and to consider how the Polish system could be improved to increase its cost-effectiveness and user-friendliness. Participants will hear about practical solutions implemented in the UK. While Poland has made advances in the OECD’s Tax Administration rankings (in particular with regards to online tax returns), there are still best practices that can be shared.

The event is for CFOs, finance directors, tax specialists and also for representatives of Poland’s tax authorities and finance ministry.


09:30 Registration

Introduction and a word of welcome by the British Embassy


Best practice from the United Kingdom in terms of communication with the tax payers, significance of predictability and transparency of the tax system. Cost-benefit analysis: how did the amount of tax payers’ mistakes change when the communication improved?  - Richard Hawthorn, Deputy Director, Customer Communication Services, Operational Excellence Directorate, HMRC


Panel discussion: Communication between tax administration and the corporate tax payer 

Moderator: Michael Dembinski (BPCC)

1: Ministry of Finance representative (tbc)
2: Richard Hawthorn, Deputy Director, Customer Communication Services, Operational Excellence Directorate, HMRC
3: Michał Zdyb, Head of Tax, KR Group
4. Mec. Dariusz Wasylkowski, Wardyński and Partners


Coffee break


Tax Tech and digital services: will they improve the efficiency of the tax system?


Case study by HMRC: Digital solutions introduced in the British tax system

Panel discussion with:
1: Opening statement by the Ministry of Finance representative (name tbc)
2: James Low,  HMRC’s GOV.UK Content Design Lead
3: Piotr Ciski, Country Manager, Sage Poland


Wrap-up: Recommendations from the discussions - KR Group


Lunch and networking

Simultaneous interpretation into Polish will be provided.

2019-02-19, 09:30 am (this event is in the past)

Venue British Embassy, Warsaw
Organiser BPCC, Ambasada Brytyjska, Sage, KR Group

Event coverage

A fascinating exchange of best practice between the UK’s tax authority, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), and the Polish Ministry of Finance, centred around the way in which tax offices communicate with tax payers, and the role of digital technologies in making taxpaying simpler.

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