Polish MPs back tax plan to help low earners
PR dla Zagranicy
The tax-free allowance for Poland’s lowest earners will be increased to PLN 6,600 (EUR 1,490) a year under plans approved by the country’s parliament on Tuesday.
But those earning over PLN 127,000 a year will lose the right to the allowance under amendments which were backed by 221 MPs, with 182 against and 16 abstaining.
A pledge to raise the tax-free threshold was among a swathe of promises made by the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party, especially to the poor, ahead of its victory in Poland’s parliamentary elections in October 2015.
At the moment, income tax for Poles kicks in when earnings reach just PLN 3,091 a year.