Centre for Economic Analysis

News: PIT increases through freezing

Report CenEA’s Commentary published today (06.11.2013) presents the degree of tax increases in Poland resulting from nominal freezing of the parameters of the  Personal Income Tax system since 2009. 


ReportCenEA’s Commentary presents consequences of the policy of nominal freezing of the parameters of the Polish Personal Income Tax system. Since the last major tax reform which was implemented in January 2009 this policy resulted in substantial increases in the level of taxes. Over the period of 2009-2013 household incomes fell as a result of this policy by about 3,7 bn PLN annually, while in total taxes grew by about 4,3 bn. The proposed further freezing of the parameters for 2014 will further reduce household incomes by about 0,2 bn PLN per year.

The Commentary (in Polish) is available here and on CenEA's Opinions and Commentaries page.
For a press release see the Press Centre page.

Calculations of the consequences of the analysed policies for example families can be found here .
Contact for media concerning the commentary: 

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