The government will deal with the Anti-Inflation Shield 2.0 at its meeting on Tuesday. Most is known about the planned cuts in fuel taxes.
– I have decided to lower the VAT rate on fuels from 23 percent. to 8 percent, which will translate into a reduction in the price of a liter of gasoline and diesel at the station from 60 to 70 groszy. The price should drop to around PLN 5, the prime minister said in an interview for Interia.
– From February 1, you can expect a reduction in gasoline prices by approximately 0.70 PLN, and autogas by approximately PLN 0.40 – said the government spokesman Piotr Müller on Saturday.
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At the same time, Müller noted that “it will not be the only action”. – On Tuesday, Prime Minister Morawiecki will indicate other measures that we plan to adopt in order to limit the effects of inflation – he said.
– This is done in such a way as to protect those who will be hit the most by this inflation and will not be able to cope with it – said Tadeusz Kościński, Minister of Finance, in Polish Radio Program I about the new solutions.
For the time being, however, no specific statements have been made on this subject. However, the unofficial information of RMF shows that So far, the European Union does not agree to the use of zero VAT on natural gas, electricity and heating. This is what the Polish government has been trying to do since December. At the same time, RMF reports that The European Commission gives the green light to Poland for reduced VAT on all these products.
Recent studies show that Poles most often believe that Russia is primarily responsible for high energy prices. According to them, however, it is the government that is to blame primarily for high prices in stores.