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Al. Ujazdowskie 11
00-950 Warsaw
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phone: (22) 52 12 888

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General information on the National Court Register

The National Court Register is a centralised, computerised database comprising three distinct registers:

 

  1. The register of entrepreneurs.
  2. The register of associations, other social and professional organisations, foundations and public healthcare institutions.
  3. The register of insolvent debtors.

 

The National Court Register was created on the basis of the Act of 20 August 1997 on the National Court Register and is in operation since 1 January 2001.

 

The object of the National Court Register is to provide readily-available and reliable information on the legal status of a registered entity (The Central Information of the KRS), the material elements of its financial condition and the manner of its representation.

Furthermore, the National Court Register contains other information on the entrepreneur of value to commercial circulation, including:

 

  1. Information on outstanding tax and tariff duties.
  2. Arrears towards the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS).
  3. Creditors and value of outstanding debts.

 

The Register of Insolvent Debtors (RDN) constitutes a supplemental repository of knowledge on natural persons being in debt, conducting business with whom may carry an increased risk.

O dokumencie
Podmiot udostępniający: Ministerstwo Sprawiedliwości | Wytworzył: Piotr Potrebka | Edytor: Piotr Potrebka
Data dodania: 28.02.2013 10:05 | Data modyfikacji: 28.02.2013 10:05

General information on conducting commercial activity

The National Court Register is public.
For each entity entered in the National Court Register, a court keeps a separate register file (in paper form) which includes in particular the documents attesting the information entered in the register, as well as signature templates of persons authorised to represent the entity. Any interested person can view the register file without limitation in the appropriate courthouse, unless the law provides for otherwise.


The following entities can be considered entrepreneurs conducting commercial or professional activity in their own name: natural persons, legal persons and organisational entities, which are not legal persons, but who are granted legal capacity by the law. Partners of a civil partnership (spółka cywilna) ale also considered entrepreneurs insofar as they conduct their activity.


All entrepreneurs are subject to being entered either in the Commercial Activity Registration (Ewidencja Działalności Gospodarczej) or the register of entrepreneurs of the National Court Register (KRS).


The rules on undertaking and conducting commercial activity by entrepreneurs within the Republic of Poland are governed by the Act of 2 July 2004 on the freedom of commercial activity. This act also governs the rules of conducting commercial activity within the Republic of Poland by foreign persons and entrepreneurs from other Member States of the European Union, Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) being parties to the European Economic Area agreement as well as entrepreneurs from states, which concluded agreements with the European Community and its Member States governing the freedom to provide services by foreign entrepreneurs.

 

O dokumencie
Podmiot udostępniający: Ministerstwo Sprawiedliwości | Wytworzył: Piotr Potrebka | Edytor: Piotr Potrebka
Data dodania: 28.02.2013 10:05 | Data modyfikacji: 28.02.2013 10:05

Filing a motion for the entry in the register of entrepreneurs

When filing a motion for an entry in the register of entrepreneurs or amending such entry, the applicant must provide:

  1. a motion for the entry or amendment of an entry in the official register of national economy entities (REGON),
  2. a report of a social insurance premium payer or amendment of such within the meaning of the law on the social insurance system,
  3. an identification or actualisation report, as mentioned in the Act of 13 October 1995 on the rules of registering and identifying tax bearers and payers (Journal of laws of 2004 no. 269, item 2681, as amended) including the indication of the appropriate head of a financial office, otherwise the motion being returned


The above rule does not apply when:

  1. filing the motion through electronic means. In such a case, the applicant is required to send the abovementioned motions and reports to the appropriate offices through electronic means himself,
  2. the amendment pertains to information not subject to an entry in the register of entrepreneurs.


The relevant forms are available from the appropriate websites below:

  1. Central Statistical Office
  2. Social Insurance Institution
  3. Ministry of Finance
O dokumencie
Podmiot udostępniający: Ministerstwo Sprawiedliwości | Wytworzył: Piotr Potrebka | Edytor: Piotr Potrebka
Data dodania: 28.02.2013 10:06 | Data modyfikacji: 28.02.2013 10:06