The tax office will soon acquire new powers with regard to the control of personal accounts of natural persons. According to attorney and tax advisor Russell Bedford, Dr. Andrzej Dmowski “Such a preventive watch.” The expert assures that the taxpayer will not know anything about the fact that his account is subject to control by the tax office.
Rzeczpospolita was the first to write about the case. “From July 1, 2022, banks will be required to provide the tax authorities with data, among other things, on the number of accounts held by a particular person, the turnover and balances of these accounts. They will also provide the amounts and dates of individual payments What exactly will change? Like This information is about the “suspect.” As of July 2022, the obligation will apply to the “natural person” – the magazine wrote.
– The tax authority, regardless of the allegations made, will be able to check not only the account balance, but also the sales volume – explained Dr. Andrzej Dmowski in an interview with TVN24 Biznes. He added that the new regulations may apply to any natural person “regardless of whether there are tax or penal-tax procedures.” Emphasize that the IRS will have full access to bank documents.
The lawyer explained that bank secrecy is currently waived when tax procedures are pending. The IRS requires the taxpayer to allow access to bank secrecy. Only when the taxpayer refuses, the tax authority sends an inquiry to the bank, indicating that the conditions in this regard have been fulfilled. If this provision is changed, the tax office will already be able to carry out complete banking transactions for all the natural persons under consideration without giving any reason – he explained.
According to Dmowski, “Such judgments are not at all necessary.” – This is an additional element of monitoring for all people, for no reason at all. It is preventive control and the taxpayer will not know anything. The expert assessed that it was clear that these provisions should not enter into force.
KAS . position
president National Tax Administration Bartosz Zbarachzuk said in an interview with “Rzeczpospolita” that “the amended Article 48 of the KAS Law cannot be applied without justified reason and without connection to the acts committed that are the subject of the preparatory proceedings conducted in the case of a person suspected of committing a crime.”
– Taxpayers do not need to worry about the abuse of the introduced change, because in the period of the regulations already in force, no abuse was found. Data provided by banks is protected by financial secrecy, which is regulated in detail by regulations tax law – It is to explain.
“Rzeczpospolita” informed that the Ministry of Finance took into account the comments made on the content of the amended ruling. – Currently, a re-analysis is being conducted in order to change it – emphasized the head of KAS.
TVN24 Biznes, Rzeczpospolita
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