Due to tax changes under the Polish Deal program, some retirees will not pay tax from January. According to the calculations of the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS), persons with the benefit of PLN 2088 “on hand” will receive PLN 2275, or PLN 187 more per month.
Thanks to the increase of the tax-free amount to PLN 30,000, From next year, all pensions will be exempt from income tax up to the amount of PLN 2,500 gross per month.
Polish Order. Pensions without tax – ZUS calculations
No income tax advances will be deducted from old-age and disability pensions up to PLN 2,500. Only the 9% health insurance contribution will be deducted so far.
As a result, the welfare benefit will increase.
– A pensioner with a gross benefit of PLN 2,500 receives PLN 2,088. Thanks to the changes, his payroll benefit will increase to PLN 2,275, as he will not pay the tax of PLN 187 per month. It is PLN 2244 per year – says ZUS spokesman Paweł Żebrowski.
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Pensions in Poland
A monthly benefit of up to PLN 2,500 is received by: 3.7 million retirees (i.e. 62% of the total) and 1.4 million pensioners (i.e. 75% of the total).
The average pension paid by ZUS in March this year (after indexation) was PLN 2,544.54 gross. However, its amount varies considerably depending on gender – the average benefit for men is PLN 3,184.20, and for women – PLN 2,127.81.
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