Wyborcza.biz points out that the higher tax-free amount in the Polish Lada hits 1 percent of the beneficiaries. tax. According to government calculations thanks to raising it to 30 thousand. PLN 9 million people will stop paying PIT, and a total of 18 million Poles will pay lower taxes.
The Polish Order means lower revenues for public benefit organizations
This means that a significant group of taxpayers will either not be able to allocate 1 percent at all. tax – because he will not pay it at all – or the amount hidden for 1 percent. tax will be less.
– A lot of people will not pay income tax at all. As the research shows, it is this group that most often gave its 1 percent. tax. Low earners and retirees constituted the most reliable group of donors of 1%. – says Agnieszka Jóźwicka, the editor-in-chief of NaRencie.pl.
The website also gives an example of the Avalon Foundation. Krzysztof Dobies, the director general of the Foundation, in an interview with Wyborcza.biz, calculates that in 2021, 1 percent. over 53 million PLN went to their charges. After the changes come into force, he expects revenues to be lower by as much as PLN 5-6 million.
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Sarnowski calms down
On Thursday, MPs asked Jan Sarnowski about this issue. Politicians wanted to know, incl. how the government intends to correct the error concerning the beneficiaries of 1%
– In 2021, public benefit organizations received the title of 1 percent due tax funds in the amount of PLN 972 million. As for this year, 2022, NGOs will receive funding according to the old rules on the basis of the tax settlement for 2021 – the deputy minister informed.
He also assured that in 2022 the funds flowing to public benefit organizations will not be reduced. “It just won’t happen,” he said. At the same time, he added that the Ministry of Finance is working on supplementing the support system for such organizations.