Poland removes Liechtenstein from its black list

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On 9 June 2017 the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein issued a press release stating that Liechtenstein has been removed from the Polish black list of low-tax countries.

Removing Liechtenstein from the black list is a consequence of the signing of the agreement between Liechtenstein and the EU Member States to exchange information on tax matters automatically and upon request. This agreement is in force since 1 January 2016.

The removal from the Polish black list further contributes to strengthening Liechtenstein as a business location. In particular, it helps Liechtenstein based companies in the areas of transfer pricing documentation and controlled-foreign-company regulation. Liechtenstein based companies no longer automatically fall within the scope of these anti-abuse rules. Thus, anti-abuse rules only apply if the specific preconditions based on Polish legislation are fulfilled.


Martin Meyer
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Martin Meyer

PwC Austrasse 52, Postfach, 9490 Vaduz, +41 58 792 42 96.

Martin leads the Private Wealth and Financial Services Practice in Liechtenstein and St. Gallen. He is a certified Swiss tax and Liechtenstein trustee expert. He has considerable project experience with setting up international private wealth structures, investment funds and investment structures for real estate. He is working with a wide range of investment, private, retail and regional banks as well as with life and non-life insurance companies and banking service providers.