Everyone who owns a radio or television receiver is obliged to pay the RTV license fee. It does not matter whether we actually use it – if we have a radio or TV set at home, we are generally obliged to pay an RTV subscription. However, there are some exceptions to this rule.
The RTV license is a fee charged to government television and radio. He decides about the amount of the RTV subscription National Broadcasting Councilwhile the institution responsible for collecting subscription fees is Poczta Polska.
RTV subscription – rates in 2023
The basic monthly RTV subscription rates for 2023 are:
– for using a radio receiver – PLN 8.70 (if the subscriber pays the fee each month, then the fee for the period of 12 months will be PLN 104.40)
– for using a television or radio and television receiver – PLN 27.30 (if the subscriber pays the fee every month, then the fee for the period of 12 months will be PLN 327.60)
Users of receivers who pay the subscription fee for the entire year by January 25, 2023, receive a 10% discount.
RTV subscription – who has to pay?
Everyone who owns a radio or television receiver is obliged to pay the RTV license fee. According to the law, it is assumed that a person who has a working receiver in a condition that allows immediate reception of the program uses it.
It does not matter whether we actually use it – if we have a radio or TV set at home, we are obliged to pay an RTV subscription.
RTV subscription – who is exempt from the fee
You do not have to pay for the RTV subscription, e.g. persons:
– included in the first disability group, – severely disabled persons with a certificate of total incapacity for work, – who are over 75 years of age, – who receive a nursing benefit or a special care allowance or social pension z ZUS or another pension body, – deaf and blind, – who are over 60 years old and have the right to pensionthe amount of which does not exceed 50% per month. average salary, – the unemployed, – war veterans and invalids.
Exemption from subscription fees is based on the presentation of a document confirming the relevant rights together with a relevant statement at the Polish Post office. Exemption from fees is granted from the first day of the month following the month in which formalities were completed at the post office.
The penalty for not paying the RTV subscription is thirty times the monthly fee. In the case of a TV and radio, it is PLN 819.
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