Pensioners receiving a benefit in the amount of PLN 4,920 to PLN 12,800 will receive a refund of overpaid income tax advance in February – said Gertruda Uścińska, president of the Social Insurance Institution. – It will be done ex officio and automatically, there is no need to submit applications – she added. This applies to 421,000 beneficiaries.
On Friday, the finance minister signed an ordinance changing the technique of collecting advances for personal income tax. In this situation, retirees and pensioners whose benefit amount is in the range of PLN 4,920 – PLN 12,800 will have the calculated advance tax and health insurance contributions under the old rules.
Prof. Uścińska stated that for over 8 million people, i.e. almost 94 percent. retirees and over 98 percent. For pensioners who receive a benefit of up to PLN 4,920 gross from the universal system, the payment on hand is higher from January. And the monthly increase in this group of beneficiaries is up to PLN 180.
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Retirement pension without tax
She informed that the benefit of up to 2.5 thousand. PLN per month is collected by: 3.7 million pensioners (i.e. 62% of the total) and 1.4 million pensioners (i.e. 75% of the total). These people will not pay income tax.
The head of the Social Insurance Institution assured that persons receiving benefits in the amount from PLN 4,920 to PLN 12,800 would not lose during the changes. They constitute approx. 6 percent. of all retirees and less than 2 percent. pensioners.
– In relation to this group of beneficiaries, i.e. for those 421 thousand the overpaid income tax advance payment will be returned in February, along with the provision, – said Uścińska.
She reminded that pensioners do not have to visit ZUS offices to check the amount of their benefit after the changes. They can do it from home by logging into the Electronic Services Platform (PUE ZUS), where the benefit payment slips are posted.
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