Severe penalties for VAT fraud should enter into force in Poland at the end of year 2016.

The Ministry of Justice is preparing a draft amendment to the Penal Code, which introduces penalties for VAT fraud, including false invoicing. According to information from PwC in November 2015 Polish Treasury losses caused by the VAT crimes reached between 36.5 to 58.5 billion PLN. The project includes penalties up to 25 years in prison for extortion of VAT on a large scale.