When will the new e-service arrangements come into force

12 January 2024 | Knowledge, News, The Right Focus

According to the current wording of the Electronic Service Act of 18 November 2020, and the Communication of the Minister of Digital Affairs of 29 May 2023,[1] the implementation of the National e-Service System was originally scheduled to cover the first category of obligated entities from 10 December 2023.

On 12 December 2023, the Sejm amended the Act and postponed the original date of implementation. One of the reasons for the amendment was the lack of technical readiness of Poczta Polska, the designated operator, to provide the public registered e-service and the public hybrid service.

The Amending Act stipulates that the postponed date for the first stage of implementation, which is to be announced by the Minister responsible for IT via a communication published in the Journal of Laws pursuant to Article 155(11) of the Electronic Service Act, may not be later than 1 January 2025.

As a result, the Minister of Digital Affairs announced new implementation dates in the Communication of 21 December 2023.[2] The obligation enters into force on:

  • 1 January 2024 for non-public entities applying for registration in the CEIDG (Central Registration and Information on Business);
  • 1 October 2024 for:
    • Certain categories of public entities
    • Persons exercising professions of public trust (e.g. advocates, attorneys-at-law, notaries or tax advisers)
    • Non-public entities registered in the National Court Register after 30 December 2023
  • 1 January 2025 for non-public entities registered in the National Court Register before 30 December 2023
  • 1 October 2026 for non-public entities registered in the CEIDG before 31 December 2023 (provided they will not update their data between 30 September 2025 and 30 September 2026)
  • 1 October 2029 for local authorities and courts, tribunals, bailiffs, prosecutors, law enforcement agencies and the Prison Service

A detailed and updated schedule covering all categories of obligated entities is available here. https://www.gov.pl/web/e-doreczenia/harmonogram

In order to register in the e-service system, it is necessary to set up an address and enter it in the electronic address database.

Registration can be done by clicking on the ‘załatw online’ button.

Any questions? Contact:

Adam Czarnota

[1] The Communication is available at: https://dziennikustaw.gov.pl/DU/2023/1077

[2] The Communication is available at: https://isap.sejm.gov.pl/isap.nsf/DocDetails.xsp?id=WDU20230002764

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