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Sending money to Poland


nicholas55  
21 Jun 2006 /  #1
Would anyone know how I would send money to Poland... I have heard that there is or was a tax which had to be paid by the recipient if the amount was too large. Is that true?

Thanks for your help! :)
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
21 Jun 2006 /  #2
- as far as I know - no - you wouldn`t have to pay any taxes (if you don`t have a Polish citizenship) - if we`re talking about $50.000-$100.000 your transaction would be checked if you aren`t involved in moneyloundering.

The person to whom you are sending the money would have to pay a tax though.. but it depends from the sum you`re sending and from your relationship to that person.
OP nicholas55  
21 Jun 2006 /  #3
What would be the largest sums I could send without the recipient being responsible for any taxes or penalties?

BTW - I'm not a money launderer, honest! In fact I don't even wash my clothes... :)

Thanks again!
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
21 Jun 2006 /  #4
9.637 PLN - if you`re the wife,housband,child,grandchild,parent,grandparent,brother,sister,stepmother,step father,stepchild,father-in-law or mother in law,son-in-law or daugter in law.. of the person you`re giving the money.

7.276 PLN if you`re in any other family connection with that person.

4.902 PLN if you`re someone else.
OP nicholas55  
21 Jun 2006 /  #5
Thank you Wujek,

I am the step brother, (only one you didn't mention)... I would be sending the money to the son of my father's wife.

Also, can you translate the monetary sums into USD, United States Dollars?

Thanks again!

:)
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
21 Jun 2006 /  #6
$1 = 3.2310 PLN

If you`re sending the money to the son of your father`s wife - then I think in legal terms you`d fall into the 3rd cathegory.
Guest  
21 Jun 2006 /  #7
poland needs the money to send over so more staff for kfc in dublin
jackelliot  
22 Jun 2006 /  #8
Why do so many "guests" abuse this forum ?
OP nicholas55  
22 Jun 2006 /  #9
Everyone needs attention, some more than others... It doesn't hurt me...

Nevertheless, thanks for the help :)
Guest  
22 Jun 2006 /  #10
$1 = 3.2310 PLN

If you`re sending the money to the son of your father`s wife - then I think in legal terms you`d fall into the 3rd cathegory.

yeah thats right send all your british earned money back to poland ,hasnt anyone in poland got a back bone to stand up for workers rights in your own countries and make a better life for yourselves and the children being born in poland or are you just going to let poland go to the slums and move abroad ,well it is the easy option.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
22 Jun 2006 /  #11
yeah thats right send all your british earned money back to poland ,hasnt anyone in poland got a back bone to stand up for workers rights in your own countries

Give it a rest. Changes can't be immediately implemented. So stay in Poland and make no money? Right..... Europe is open to whoever is in the EU for opportunity purposes.
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
23 Jun 2006 /  #12
yeah thats right send all your british earned money back to poland ,hasnt anyone in poland got a back bone to stand up for workers rights in your own countries and make a better life for yourselves and the children being born in poland or are you just going to let poland go to the slums and move abroad ,well it is the easy option.

Well, the problem here is that workers and trade unions actually have TOO MANY RIGHTS and PRIVLIDGES. We`ve also got free healthcare and education - but this system is very uneffective cose it wastes a lot of money an average worker is taxed in such a way that about 1/2 of his pay is being swallowed by taxes as well as various social payments that go to institutions who instead spend them on building new office buildings and sportcenters for their employees instead of spending them on hospitals and doctors.

One of the main problems here is also bureaucracy, which is much larger and much more complicated than i.e. in the UK.

And yes - it would be better if all of those people would indeed stay here, cose right now there aren`t enough people to work in Poland.. ..so we`re importing workers from the East.. even as far as North Korea..

btw. if Polish workers wouldn`t stand up for their rights then it is likely that there would be still communism in Europe.
BoBo  
26 Oct 2006 /  #13
Oct 26 2006, 15:22 - Topic attached on merging:
Sending money to Poland.

My wife lives in the US and would like to send some money to her children in Lodz Poland. Can someone please tell us the best way to do it?

Thanks in advance.
dziwna_gruszka - | 197  
26 Oct 2006 /  #14
Throught the bank because it is illegal to send money through the mail...!!! and it will be stolen so i suggest the bank...
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
26 Oct 2006 /  #15
Yeah...you can wire xfer it to her account through your bank. Just ask them or see if there's a western union or something similar.
hello  
26 Oct 2006 /  #16
Throught the bank because it is illegal to send money through the mail...!!!

Who told you it was illegal to send money through mail?
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
26 Oct 2006 /  #17
It's not illegal...just not the smartest :)

Throught the bank because it is illegal to send money through the mail

maybe in Canada?
dziwna_gruszka - | 197  
26 Oct 2006 /  #18
Uhh in Canada it is illegal to send money through post because if they find it they steal so ya... and ya the bank is the most confidential to send your money...
krysia 23 | 3,058  
26 Oct 2006 /  #19
In the US you can send money through mail, but it's not a smart idea because it can get stolen or could get lost. If you do want to send it through mail, make sure it's registered and insured, that way if the person in Poland doesn't get it, you will get a refund.( I know this because I'm a Postal Worker)

Western Union works and so do bank transfers.
lef 11 | 478  
26 Oct 2006 /  #20
Western Union works and so do bank transfers.

Western Union is too expensive,, bank transfers are o'k..
spiritus 69 | 666  
27 Oct 2006 /  #21
how about moneybookers ?
fed up  
28 Oct 2006 /  #22
Uhh in Canada it is illegal to send money through post because if they find it they steal so ya... and ya the bank is the most confidential to send your money...

innnnnnnnteresting..... i'm Canadian, and never heard that it was illegal. Can you quote the section oof the CCC to confirm your statement?

perhaps STUPID is the word you were looing for not illegal. \

how about using Western Union??
BoBo  
28 Oct 2006 /  #23
We used Western Union yesterday to send $500.00 from the US to Lodz Poland and the cost was $43.00. We did it on line and used our credit card. Very easy and the family in Lodz had it in just a few minutes.

Thanks for the replies to our question.

BoBo
JamesL - | 1  
9 Oct 2007 /  #24
I know that this thread started a long time ago but just in case anybody else comes across it as I just have I thought this might be of interest.

If you want to send money back to Poland (or anywhere esle) from either the USA, Canada or the UK just visit sendmoneyhome.org, it's completely free, impartial and allows you to compare all the different services available saving you time and money.

Banks and the big money transfer companies can be expensive (conveniently they are everywhere though) but there are dozens of companies out there. Maximum limits vary depending on the countries involved but if you contact sendmoneyhome.org they will help.

BTW, sending cash amounts to using informal corridors and tends to make the authorities nervous as it's associated with money laundering so best keep it in the formal system.

Hope that helps?!
andresls  
5 Nov 2007 /  #25
the best way to send money to Poland is using this website slctransfer.com no taxes, only £4 any amount, is very very nice, the money in your account almost inmediately. i recomended. the problem is that you have to know a bit of polish, but there is an english translation
mrichard - | 4  
10 Jul 2008 /  #26
I was in the UK and sent money to my friend in Poland... We used a company called Now Transfer. They do a fixed fee money transfer service to Poland. Their exchange rates are so much better than others I have used. View it here, it has a good comparison of others also... nowtransfer.com
H2012 - | 2  
14 Jul 2008 /  #27
I'm not sure.
Softsong 5 | 495  
14 Jul 2008 /  #28
I used to send money for genealogy to the church with regular dollars wrapped in aluminum foil, in say a greeting card. That was years ago. I had thought it would be the same when I contacted a church for new research, and was told the research would cost, x # of Euros.

So, silly me thought I needed to get Euros. I live in America and had to order them from the bank. It took five days and I got what I thought I would need and some for a donation. Then when the research was done, it was much less than I thought, and he gave me the church's bank routing number for a money transfer.

And he said he could also receive Western Union! Which was less expensive.

So now I have 75 Euros burning a hole in my pocket and I am booking a trip to Poland to spend them. LOL
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
15 Jul 2008 /  #29
So now I have 75 Euros burning a hole in my pocket

Well, Poland is not the best place for spending your Euro since we're still using Polisz złoty (Euro will be probably introduced in 2012), secondly, the US dollar has been getting weaker, so maybe you won't lose much (or even gain a few cents) if you sell the Euro back to your bank?

Edit: don't get the wrong impression though that I'm trying to stop you from visiting Poland in any way :)
Softsong 5 | 495  
17 Jul 2008 /  #30
Thanks Krzysztof......I appreciate the update. But, I booked anyway! lol
Going to fly to Ireland first to meet with my friends from Poland and then do
the Ryanair round trip.

Hopefully, I'll spend them somewhere. :-)

If not, I am sure they will be a good investment. You are so right about the dollar.

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