Revenues from the so-called solidarity tribute, i.e. a tax that the highest earners are obliged to pay, amounted to PLN 2.8 billion in 2022, according to Deputy Finance Minister Artur Sobonia’s response to a parliamentary interpellation. This is an increase of PLN 200 million compared to the data from 2021.
Solidarity levy, also known as solidarity tax or third tax tax thresholdis an additional tax, the payment of which is obligatory for the highest earners in Poland.
Tax revenues up
Stanisław Tyszka from the Confederation asked about the proceeds from various taxes in 2022, including the solidarity tribute. “When analyzing the tax law system in Poland, it is necessary to determine which of the tax burdens give real revenues to the state budget, and which of them can be considered less important” – argued the MP.
In response to a parliamentary interpellation, Deputy Finance Minister Artur Soboń announced that the proceeds from the solidarity levy in 2022 amounted to PLN 2.8 billion.
This means that more and more money goes to the budget from this source. According to data provided by Artur Soboń, in response to another parliamentary question, the revenues from the levy in 2020 amounted to PLN 1.8 billion, and in 2021 – PLN 2.6 billion.
The tax is effective from January 1, 2019.
Solidarity tribute. What is?
According to the government, the tax would be based on the Solidarity dimension of the tax, where the funds paid by the richest would go to the state Solidarity Fund (Solidarity Fund for the Support of People with Disabilities). This fund was to support people with disabilities. In practice, the money collected from the fund also pays out the so-called 13th and 14th. pension.
The obligation to pay the solidarity levy applies to all natural persons who earned over PLN 1 million in a given tax year. This means that it is paid not only by Polish citizens, but also by foreigners earning income in Poland.
The solidarity tax is 4 percent. and is calculated on the surplus of income over PLN 1 million. It is for this reason that the solidarity levy is also called the third tax bracket.
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