Jan Sarnowski, LL.M.
Tax advisor, expert in Polish and German tax and corporate law. Graduated from the University of Warsaw with a master of laws degree and completed an LLM (tax law) at the University of Cologne. He broadened his knowledge of Polish, German, and international tax law in postgraduate studies on Taxes and Tax Law at the University of Warsaw and in a two-year study of Anglo-American law at the WWU Münster. Holder of Erasmus (2008), DAAD (2010), and Thomas M. Cooley Law School (2013) scholarships. Academic teacher in the Collegium of Management and Finance of the Warsaw School of Economics. Author and co-author of more than 50 scientific papers on fair taxation, VAT, CIT, PIT and local taxes.
After years of working in legal and tax compliance for international law firms in Berlin and Warsaw, 2016 – 2018 served as advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, responsible for developing legislative, administrative and IT tools for improving the efficiency of the tax collection and enforcement system. Coordinated the implementation of solutions which resulted in the significant growth of Polish VAT and CIT revenues.
Since 2018 Deputy Director of the Income Tax Department and Head of the Legal Comparatistics Division in the Poland’s Ministry of Finance. In the first year of his service succeeded to deliver more than 120 comparative researches on the contemporary issues of international and domestic taxation.
Since 2019 research fellow of the Polish Economic Institute, co-author and scientific editor of 17 policy papers and reports. Co-founder and deputy director of the GovTech Polska Program, Poland's largest initiative aimed at bringing the digital revolution to the Public Sector.
In October 2019 appointed Minister's Plenipotentiary for International VAT Cooperation, responsible for establishing and promoting technological exchange between Poland and EU-Countries, Ukraine and Moldova. 2019 – 2022 served as Undersecretary of State in the Polish Ministry of Finance. During his tenure as Deputy Minister of Finance, coordinated the development of new e-Services (Your e-PIT, E-Tax Office, National System of e-Invoices) and the introduction of a range of tax incentives for innovative or developing companies (i.e. Estonian CIT, VAT Groups, tax reliefs for robotization of production processes, investing in start-ups through Venture Capital funds and expansion to new markets).