The Entrepreneurship Council criticized the tax changes in the Polish Lada. In the opinion of entrepreneurs, the government’s proposals “do not achieve the goals set before them”, and they deepen the “inconsistency of the Polish tax and insurance system”. In its position, the Council added that it expected a “substantive discussion with the government”, which would be based “on a thorough assessment of the effects of the proposed regulations”.
Tax changes in the Polish Lada – position of the Entrepreneurship Council
“Stability and legal certainty are of key importance for the conditions for running and developing business. The Polish order is disturbed by the liquidation of solutions in the field of taxes and contributions, well known and used by entrepreneurs for many years” – emphasized the Entrepreneurship Council in its position.
She added that the Polish Lada “does not propose a coherent and well-thought-out system, but a point-based correction based on a radical modification of the health insurance parameters”.
“Such a large change, introduced without in-depth and honest discussion with the participation of all communities, based on an in-depth analysis of the short- and long-term effects of the regulation, harms the sense of legal certainty among citizens and entrepreneurs who based their economic calculation for long-term contracts based on the current shape of the system tax and insurance “- stressed the Council.
According to the entrepreneurs, the government project “reveals a profound inconsistency between the goals set and the instruments to be used to achieve them.”
“On the one hand, the declared goal of the changes is to increase the level of financing health care by ensuring higher revenues from the health insurance premium. At the same time, the Polish Order is to encourage a change in the way of doing business by switching smaller entrepreneurs to a lump sum from registered revenues and establishing capital companies by persons running However, the effect of such activities is to reduce or completely avoid the need to pay health insurance contributions, which contradicts the first goal of the proposed changes “- we read in the position paper.
Polish Order – The Entrepreneurship Council assesses the proposed changes in taxes
The Council also stressed that “there are more contradictions in the Polish Order”. She explained that “the proposed changes provide for solutions to facilitate the fight against the shadow economy”, while “at the same time, the use of a lump sum on recorded revenues is promoted and the possibility of accounting for certain expenses in costs”.
“The effect of such solutions is the weakening of the incentives for entrepreneurs to require sales documents from contractors – since from a tax point of view they are of no importance for them. This, in turn, leads to a reduction in the fiscalisation of economic turnover. Instead of limiting the shadow economy, the Polish Governance may therefore contribute to it magnification “- stated in the post.
“The Entrepreneurship Council urges the government to use the extended consultation period on tax bills to conduct a broad discussion on the directions of the proposed changes with a wide range of stakeholders, including entrepreneurs and experts” – it was written.
According to the entrepreneurs, “it is also necessary to perform an in-depth assessment of the effects of the proposed regulations, taking into account their indirect effects and impact on the shadow economy”. “The result of the consultations should be the development of systemic solutions that would consistently define the direction of the evolution of the Polish tax and insurance system,” we learn from the position.
On Monday, the deputy prime minister Jarosław Gowin announced that the Agreement would present its own proposals to the Polish Governance in tax matters. – I hope they will be accepted by the coalition partners – he added.
Polish Order – the most important assumptions
The Polish Order is a new socio-economic program for the post-pandemic period, endorsed by the parties forming the United Right. Its foundations are 7 percent. GDP for health; tax reduction for 18 million Poles (including tax-free amount up to PLN 30 thousand and raising the tax threshold from PLN 85.5 thousand to PLN 120 thousand), investments that will generate PLN 500 thousand. new jobs, apartments without own contribution and a house up to 70 sq m. no formalities, and a pension up to PLN 2,500 without tax.
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