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Special Ecomic Zone

Subzone of Suwałki Special Ecomic Zone in Białystok 

 


In accrodance with the government order of 15 December 2008 on Special Ecomic Zone (Journal of Laws No. 232, Item 1559) SSEZ (SSSE) was extended by a subzone in Białystok. The order become effective on 30 December 2008.

 


The subzone area is located in the south-eastern part of the city, within Mickiewicza, J. Kuronia, Myśliwska, Solnicka and Żurawia Streets, at a distance of about 0.7km from the S 19 main road.


 

Białystok subzone covers the total area of 29.9129 ha, including:

  • complex 1 - 19.2284 ha – located in J. Kuronia and Mickiewicza Streets,
  • complex 2 - 10.6845 ha – located in Myśliwska Street.

 

Complexes have been divided into 11 plots:

-  complex 1 – 8 investment plots covering respectively:

  • 6,7228 ha (plot's identification number 767/13, cadastral district 21) – „A”
  • 1,0668 ha (plot's identification number 767/14, cadastral district 21) – „B”
  • 1,4995 ha (plot's identification number 767/15, cadastral district 21) – „H”
  • 0,9966 ha (plot's identification number 767/16, cadastral district 21) – „C”
  • 2,0534 ha (plot's identification number 767/17, cadastral district 21) – „G”
  • 2,0286 ha (plot's identification number 767/19, cadastral district 21) – „D”
  • 2,0690 ha (plot's identification number 767/20, cadastral district 21) – „E”
  • 2,2635 ha (plot's identification number 767/21, cadastral district 21) – „F”


and

 

  • 0,5282 ha - area zoned for a watercourse, owned by the local government. The watercourse is a public property and may not be subject to civil law transactions (plot's identification number 767/18, cadastral district 21

 

- complex 2 – 2 plots covering:

  •  -  5,3422 ha (plot's identification number 771/17, cadastral district 21) – „J”
  •  -  5,3423 ha (plot's identification number 771/18, cadastral district 21) - „K”.

 

 DEVELOPMENT OF THE SUBZONE AREA


The zone's area development plan was specified in the City's decision on land development conditions.

 

According to its land development conditions, investments allowed in the zone area include: construction of office and administration buildings, warehouses and storehouses, manufacture and commercial buildings, and manufacture buildings in non-disruptive industries such as, among others, electrotechnology, mechanics, building materials, high-tech used in various fields, timber industry and wood-based industries.


ACCESSIBILITY OF THE SUBZONE AREA

 

Accessibility of the investment area is going to be created as part of the “Preparation of investment areas for the subzone of Suwałki Special Economic Zone in Białystok through infrastructure development and road surface construction” programme in 2009 by means of building a technical infrastructure (water supply, sanitary sewerage, rain drop and telecommunications systems) and constructing road surface in streets that constitute borders of the subzone area, i.e. Mickiewicza, Borsucza (currently J. Kuronia), Myśliwska, Solnicka, Żurawia, and new designed KD-7L Streets.

 

Investment value – 55.78 m. PLN, including UE financing from 207-2013 Operational Programme for the Podlaskie Voivodship – 49.55 m. PLN.


PROCEDURE FOR RECEIVING A PERMISSION FOR ACTIVITY IN THE SSEZ (SSSE) AREA AND PROPERTY PURCHASE

Conditions and the procedure for organizing tenders and negotiations in order to select an entrepreneur who will be granted a permission to pursue business activity in the Suwałki Special Economic Zone area is specified by the Regulation of the Minister of Economy and Labour of 15 November 2004 (J. of L. No 254, item 2545) concerning tenders, negotiations and criteria for assessment of business ventures to be undertaken by entrepreneurs
within the Suwałki Special Economic Zone, as well as Rules and Regulations of tenders and negotiations adopted by the SSSE SA Management Board.

 

Further information on procedures for receiving permission for activity in the Suwałki Special Economic Zone area and land purchase are available for download at: [ http://www.ssse.com.pl/PL/przetargi.php ] (also available in the “legal acts download” section)

 

 Rules and Regulations of tenders and negotiations adopted by the SSSE SA Management Board is available at:
[ http://www.ssse.com.pl/download/akty.rtf ]

 

INCENTIVES AND PREFERENCES APPLICACABLE IN SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES


Regional aid for entrepreneurs pursuing business activity in special economic zones (based on permission issued after 1 January 2007) is granted in accordance with:

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rtfUstawy z dnia 20 października 1994 r. o specjalnych strefach ekonomicznych (tekst jednolity Dz.U. z 2007 r. Nr 42, poz.274 z późn. zm.).rtfrtf, 35 KB
rtfUstawy z dnia 26 lipca 1991 r. o podatku dochodowym od osób fizycznych (tekst jednolity Dz.U. z 2000 r. Nr 14, poz. 176 z późn. zm.).rtfrtf, 759 KB
rtfRozporządzenia Rady Ministrów z dnia 15 grudnia 2008 r. w sprawie suwalskiej specjalnej strefy ekonomicznej (Dz.U. z 2008 r. Nr 232, poz. 1559).rtfrtf, 30 KB
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In accordance with the government order of 10 December 2008 on state aid for entrepreneurs acting based on permission for pursuing business activity in special economic zone areas state aid granted to the entrepreneurs by means of tax relieves based on Corporate Income Tax Act of 15 February 1992 or Individual Income Tax Act of 26 July 1991 is considered regional aid on account of:
 1) new investment's costs
 2) employment generation

 

 

Income tax allowances in the case of new investment's costs

 

In Podlaskie Voivodship the amount of tax relieves granted on account of new investment's costs is 50% of incurred investment expenses for big entrepreneurs, 60% for medium entrepreneurs and 70% for small entrepreneurs.
In the case of new investment's costs aid is granted on condition of:

  • keeping fixed assets for the period of 5 years from putting them into the fixed assets records in the case of big entrepreneurs and for the period of 3 years in the case of small and medium entrepreneurs,
  • pursuing business activity for the period of no less than 5 years from the final investment completion date or for the period of 3 years in the case of small and medium entrepreneurs.

     

 

In the case of new investment's costs aid is granted on condition of the entrepreneur's own contribution to the investment understood as financial resources which have not been assigned as part of a support programme and which amount to at least 25% of the total eligible investment costs.
Minimal value of investment expenditure is 100 thousand euro when fulfilling the condition of pursuing business activity for the period of minimum 5 years and 3 years for SME.

 

A new investment is understood as an investment in fixed and intangible assets that involves establishing of a new one or development of an existing enterprise, diversification of the enterprise's manufacture and introduction of additional products or a fundamental change of an overall production process of the existing enterprise. The term of a new investment may also be applied in the case of purchasing and enterprise which is being liquidated or which would be liquidated were it not purchased, whereas the enterprise is purchased by an autonomous entrepreneur as understood by Annex I to Commission Regulation (EC) No 800/2008 of 6 August 2008 declaring certain categories of aid compatible with the common market in application of Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty (General block exemption Regulation).

 

Reconstruction investments are not eligible for state aid.

 

 


Income tax allowance in the case of generating employment
 
The amount of granted aid is a product of maximum intensity of aid granted to a given area (50% in the case of Podlasie and 70% and 60% for small and medium entrepreneurs respectively) and 2-year new employees labour costs, including gross wage costs plus obligatory national insurance contributions, incurred by the entrepreneur. The entrepreneur is required to keep the new established workplaces for the period of no less than 5 years or 3 years in the case of small and medium entrepreneurs.

 

Generating employment is understood as the new investment related net growth in the number of workplaces compared to the average employment in the given enterprise in the period of 12 months from the permission issue date.

 

Aid for new investments may be granted along aid for generating employment provided that the total amount of the received support is not higher than the maximum aid amount, whereas the permissible aid amount is determined by a product of maximum aid intensity and the higher amount of: new investment's costs or 2-year new employees labour costs.

 

Amounts of regional aid granted by several, national or international, institutions may be totalled.

 


Other possible incentives

 

When investing in the special economic zone, an entrepreneur may also receive individual local tax incentives, offered by the local government.

On 27 October 2008 Białystok's City Council adopted a resolution on real property tax exemptions as part of regional investment aid [ http://www.bip.bialystok.pl/?event=informacja&id=21670 ]. The resolution specifies the object of the exemption as well as boundary conditions qualifying business entities for investment aid.

 

According to the resolution, once the resolution conditions are met, real property tax exemption may be granted for new constructed buildings associated with pursuing a business activity, being new investments as understood by the above mentioned regulation. The tax exemption is applicable in the case of taxation objects, specified in the regulation, that are new investments or that have generated employment if:

 

1) financial contribution made for the new investment totalled to the amount higher than the equivalent of 30,000.00 euro, or at least 3 workplaces have been created due to the new investment – in the case of investments made in real property owned by micro-entrepreneurs;
2)  financial contribution made for the new investment totalled to the amount higher than the equivalent of 60,000.00 euro, or at least 10 workplaces have been created due to the new investment – in the case of investments made in real property owned by small entrepreneurs;
3)  financial contribution made for the new investment totalled to the amount higher than the equivalent of 250,000.00 euro, or at least 50 workplaces have been created due to the new investment – in the case of investments made in real property owned by middle entrepreneurs;
4)  financial contribution made for the new investment totalled to the amount higher than the equivalent of 3,000,000.00 euro, or at least 200 workplaces have been created due to the new investment – in the case of investments made in real property owned by entrepreneurs other than those mentioned in points 1-3
 

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Investors Assistance Office
ul. Słonimska 1
15-950 Białystok

tel. 85 869 61 19
fax 85 869 62 11
e-mail: b.in@um.bialystok.pl 


Department of Treasure
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tel. 85 869 62 78

fax 85 869 62 20

dsk@um.bialystok.pl


Office of Management Suwalski Special Zone Economic

16 - 400 Suwałki
ul. Noniewicza 49
tel./fax 87 565 22 17

            87 565 24 49
ssse@ssse.com.pl
http://www.ssse.com.pl/

 

 

Fields of Zones
Informations of bids

Komunikaty o sprzedaży kolejnych nieruchomości gminnych w podstrefie Białystok będą zamieszczane na stronie:

  • Biuletynu Informacji Publicznej www.bip.bialystok.pl (zakładka - Przetargi - Nieruchomości),
  • Suwalskiej Specjalnej Strefy Ekonomicznej www.ssse.com.pl (zakładka - Zaproszenie do przetargu lub rokowań).

 

Dnia 17 września 2009 r. zostały sprzedane 2 działki w podstrefie Białystok, położone w rejonie ulic Mickiewicza i Borsuczej, tj.:

  • nr 767/14 – 1,0668 ha (oznaczona na mapie symbolem „B”),
  • nr 767/16 – 0,9966 ha („C”).