News / Dr. Irena Ożóg distinguished for outstanding services for tax consultancy in Poland
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of adopting the Tax Consultancy Act and the 15th anniversary of establishing a professional self-government, the National Chamber of Tax Advisors awarded Dr. Irena Ożóg, Managing Partner an honorary distinction for outstanding services and contribution to the development of tax consultancy in Poland and for the social mission in popularising financial knowledge. The award (granted to one person only) was presented on 14 December during a Grand Gala in the Kamienica Theatre in Warsaw.
Dr. Irena Ożóg is a licensed tax advisor. During the years 1989 – 2003, as departmental director and then vice-minister in the Ministry of Finance, she co-established and supervised Polish tax system. She has been lecturing on public finance for 20 years in the Warsaw School of Economics and at Warsaw University; she also runs tax practice workshops. She has authored nine books and about two hundred monographs and articles devoted to financial law, including tax law.
Dr. Irena Ożóg has long-term experience in legal, business, and financial tax advisory. As an expert, she co-operates in tax matters with central and local government administration authorities, public bodies, business organisations, and different commissions and committees. She advises Polish and foreign businesses and financial institutions. She is a winner of numerous awards, distinctions and highest scores in rankings of tax advisors.
As part of the Jubilee celebrations, the National Chamber of Tax Advisors held a number of conferences, training courses, and picnics across the country. The celebrations ended with a Grand Gala held in the Kamienica Theatre in Warsaw on 14 December 2016.
The tax advisor business is an occupation of public trust, the principles of which are regulated in the Tax Consultancy Act adopted by the Polish Diet on 5 July 1996. It was created in response to the need to ensure statutory guarantees for citizens that a person whose assistance they receive in performance of their tax obligations will have appropriate knowledge, experience and will provide taxpayers with legal and tax protection.