Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced that the government may introduce a new tax on extraordinary profits. It would cover gas and energy companies. We will develop a mechanism for sharing these profits with citizens or introduce a tax – said the head of government in Rypin in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Saturday he was asked at a meeting with the residents of Rypin why ordinary Poles suffer during the crisis, while the companies of the Treasury record profits. According to the head of government, “this is a very important question”.
New tax in Poland?
– Or companies, especially energy companies, you also mentioned fertilizer companies, after all, it was the Polish state that lowered VAT and subsidized fertilizers, this is true, and the companies realize higher profits – the Prime Minister pointed out.
Therefore – as Mateusz Morawiecki said – “either through the regulator or the companies themselves, we will develop a mechanism of sharing these profits with citizens, or we will introduce – as FranceEngland, Spain – a tax on windfall profits on those gas and energy companies that actually have very high profits. ”
The head of government remarked that “the coming months will bring a solution”. – It will not be that these companies will have very high profits and we will not do anything with these profits. I can guarantee you this, said Prime Minister Morawiecki.
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