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Re: Foreign bank accounts are being investigated

There is a strong case for the UK leaving the EU. But where would Poland be without the EU

Re: Foreign bank accounts are being investigated

There is no strong case for anyone leaving the EU.
There is a strong case for not handing it over to a bunch of self-serving crooks though.
Don't forget that the EU's internal auditors have refused to sign off the accounts for years now ... as the EU is unable to account for one third of its expenditure!!
A truly criminal concern - something to impress even the criminal-loving Tusk.

Re: Foreign bank accounts are being investigated

Oh, by the way, my tax office was given details of the tax levied by the UK govt on my bank account interest.
They also had my bank account numbers.
They now want me to prove that the UK govt charged the correct amount!

Re: Foreign bank accounts are being investigated

As even a European Constitution can not abrogate prior treaties between sovereign states here is another reason to keep your money in an American bank account.
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-trty/poland.pdf
“Convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, with related notes”.
Signed at Washington October 8, 1974; entered into force July 22, 1976.

Re: Foreign bank accounts are being investigated

Put it into an American context - you wouldn't be able to have an account in California if you lived in Nevada.
It would harm competition, you see.

Re: Foreign bank accounts are being investigated

Obviously beurocratic self justification: This is the same bunch that writes: “Last but not least, the euro gives the EU’s citizens a tangible symbol of their European identity, of which they can be increasingly proud as the euro area expands and multiplies these benefits for its existing and future members” http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/the_euro/index_en.htm?cs_mid=2946

Of course the same piece lists as a Euro attribute that: “The size and strength of the euro area also better protect it from external economic shocks, such as unexpected oil price rises or turbulence in the currency markets.”

Yes, the Euro is preventing oil price rises! What next? Claims of enhanced male verility, female weight loss and increased childhood academic proclivity?

Re: Foreign bank accounts are being investigated

HMRC report figures referring to the UK tax year - April to April.
Do not try to reconcile any figures given to you by your local tax office.
Do not supply any figures your bank gives you - they will probably not match the figures HMRC have supplied.