Polish FinMin: ‘supermarket tax’ in March
PR dla Zagranicy
Paweł Szałamacha, Poland’s Finance Minister has announced that supermarkets in Poland will be paying higher taxes as soon as March, 2016.
Die Kritiker malen die Zukunft der Handelsbranche in Polen in dunklen Farben. Pexels.com
The proposal to the bill will force shops with a footprint of more than 250 m2 to pay a two-percent tax off their total income to the national budget.
Public consultations will start in early 2016, the Finance Minister told Polish Radio on Tuesday.
Szałamacha stressed that the tax should generate and additional PLN 2 billion to the Polish budget.
The funds will help finance other important government initiatives, including the 500+ programme, envisioning a benefit payout of PLN 500 (EUR 118, USD 130) a month to Polish families with more than one child. The programme would see families receiving allowance for the second child up, and is meant to increase the birth rate in the country. (tf/rg)