PKN ORLEN supports the government in combating informal trade in fuels

​PKN ORLEN has donated 15 modern vehicles to the National Revenue Administration to help the latter continue its efforts aimed at effectively combatting tax fraud in the fuel market. This is another step supporting the government in its fight against the grey economy. As a result, legal consumption of diesel oil in Poland has grown about 30% in recent years. PKN ORLEN had previously donated seven mobile laboratories to the tax authorities, enabling quick testing of fuels transported across Poland for compliance with the applicable regulations.

“The regulatory package for the fuel market implemented by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and other measures taken by the government to combat informal fuel trade have demonstrated how enormous the problem had been before. The increase in legal consumption is not only reflected in PKN ORLEN’s enhanced revenue and better quality fuels for customers, but also in higher revenues for the public purse. The amount we paid last year in taxes to the state budget was PLN 36bn, an increase of PLN 11bn on 2015. In this context, it is particularly important to continue initiatives supporting the legal fuel market, in which we, as Poland’s largest oil refiner, are actively involved,” said Daniel Obajtek, President of the Management Board of PKN ORLEN.

“Combating the informal fuel trade is key in our efforts to tighten the tax collection system. Thanks to the NRA’s inspections related to excise goods and VAT, we have been effectively curbing the informal sector and supporting legitimate traders, which materially boosts tax inflows into the state budget,” said Marian Banaś, Deputy Minister of Finance, Head of the National Revenue Administration.

In total, the National Revenue Administration received 15 modern vehicles from PKN ORLEN. They are equipped with ADAM, a dedicated digital communication system, which is compatible with that currently used by the tax authorities. The donation will expand the NRA’s vehicle fleets in nine provinces: Wrocław, Zielona Góra, Kraków, Warsaw, Opole, Poznań, Białystok, Katowice, and Szczecin. The vehicles will be used primarily for inspections carried out to monitor the movement of fuels by road and for inspections at the airports in Warsaw, Kraków and Katowice.