Before You Start Before You Start
Starting a Business Starting a Business
Tax obligations Tax obligations
Social security Social security
Running a business Running a business
Closing a business Closing a business

I run my own company

Running your own business activity entails a number of obligations towards the state and local authorities. Information on settlements with tax office and the Social Insurance Institution are in separate tabs due to their specificity. In this tab you can find other issues with which you can come in contact with while running your business.

Right and obligations of entrepreneur

You must bear in mind that in addition to the payment of taxes and contributions, sometimes you have to comply with other obligations. We outlined for you the most common situations in section Rights and obligations.

Relations with customers

If you intend to sell goods or provide services to consumers (natural persons not conducting business activity), you have additional information obligations and you have to take into account provisions concerning the rights of consumers. If you sell goods online or outside your registered office you must keep in mind the specific regulations in this area.

If you want to know more, please consult the information in section Relations with customers.

Employment of workers

If you run business to a bigger scale, you need to employ workers. You have a number of right and obligations towards them – we have collected the basic ones in section Employment of workers.

Posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services in the territory of Poland – find out more.


Sometimes professional help is necessary when you run your business. It is likely that you want to be helped by a member of your family with some office activities. Then a proxy might come in useful. How to authorise a proxy, what rights and obligations this person has and how much it may cost can be found in section Proxy.

Controls in a company

In order to verify whether you comply with all applicable provisions, you are subject to control of different institutions. The rules governing economic activity clearly define the responsibilities of the inspection bodies, and what rights you have towards them.

You want to know more — check the article on control.

Contacts with administration

If you do not agree with the decision of particular authority in your case or this authority does not respond to your requests, you have the right to lodge an appeal or complaint for failure to act. In order to find out about the appeal procedure at each stage and how to write a complaint for failure to act go to section Disputes with administrative bodies.

Suspension and resumption of economic activity

If for some reason you consider suspension or closing business activity— read the information in section Suspension and the resumption of activities. You will find out how to carry out this process and also whether it is worth closing or suspending it or is it better to suspend it and wait for the further course of events. You should be aware that the amended Act on freedom of economic activity entering into force in a few months, introduces, inter alia, a mechanism for automatic removal of entrepreneurs from the CEIDG, in the case of non-submission of the application for resumption. More information can be found here. 

Perhaps you are planning to establish contact with foreign partner. More information on foreign trade can be found here.

Marketing and promotion

Good marketing strategy, which includes, inter alia, price strategy, brand management, appropriate promotion, will be the basis of the market success of your business.  In the section Marketing and Promotion you can find useful information on this subject. 

Operation of non-cash payments

Customers want to quickly and conveniently pay for goods and services.  The possibility of making a card payment or e-payment is a facility, owing to which you can gain a lot of new customers.  Learn more about the operation of non-cash payments. 

Secure business

Conducting business involves risks and responsibilities.  You should ensure that the business is safe for you, your workers and business partners. In the section Secure business you can find out more about the rules for secure conduct of business.

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