A pensioner with a benefit of PLN 2,088 “on hand” thanks to tax changes will receive PLN 2,275 from the new year, or PLN 187 more per month – according to the calculations of the Social Insurance Institution. But not all seniors will benefit. There are those who will lose on the Polish Lada.
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 PLN 2,500 gross per month.
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. However, what is important – it will no longer be tax deductible, as it is the case today. But despite this, the benefit to the hand will increase.
– A pensioner with a gross benefit of PLN 2,500 receives PLN 2,088. Thanks to the changes of his the benefit on the hand will increase to PLN 2,275because he will not pay the tax of PLN 187 per month. It is PLN 2244 per year – says ZUS spokesman Paweł Żebrowski.
A benefit of up to PLN 2,500 per month receives: 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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However, ZUS does not mention those retirees who worked longer than they should or simply earned better than the national average throughout their lives. In their case, the Polish Order means reductions.
This is how pensioners’ benefits will change after the Polish Lada. The vast majority of them will benefit from new solutions
Those seniors whose benefits exceed 5,000 will be at a loss under the new regulations. PLN gross. We have already shown the exact numbers in Business Insider Polska.