You guys have been lucky living in UK.
I have been trying to register my car and have just had to pay akcyza of 274zl which is 3.1% based on the original purchase value of the car 4 years ago.
How about 13% of the current market value of the car? The government decides what that is.
If the politicians think that their greatest export (young people) are going to return to Poland with the monies they have earned abroad they should think again.
They may be realizing that, so they charge the taxes. It's not like someone will invest in Poland because vehicle registration might be free.
The anal procedure that got me was that for tax rebates. In Scotland, I got money back without question, no formalities, just a straight return.
The procedure in Canada is straight too. Either pay $50 (or much more) to have a tax return filed, or do it yourself. Tax law is more complicated in Canada than quantum physics.
They have so many hidden charges in banks. My bank charges me 5zł to withdraw my own money. That's about 2 pounds in real terms. WTF?
These aren't hidden charges. And, didn't you ask about terms of service before opening an account?
These compulsory ZUS payments are also stupid. Well, I have no objection to paying the społeczne part as it is social security. I have a healthcare document but I still have to pay 200zł a month, for nothing.
Not sure how it works now in Poland. Is that healthcare document for free? I have one in Ontario too. Depending on the income level you have to pay anywhere from $0 a couple thousand$ a year in addition to your income regular taxes.
What's even worse is, when I finish my 5th year of working in Poland, 5 years of working gives me 6 months towards my pension/retirement. What's the point?
Lucky you. In Canada and the US few hope to get any retirement money at all. And yes, they do deduct social security money nevertheless.
Ah well, there's always the 30% tax rate to look forward to ;)
I wish my taxes went down to 30%.