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How much do Polish people actually pay in taxes?


Havok 10 | 912
29 Apr 2010 #1
I've been trying to research how taxes work in Poland but everything I’ve read so far seems very convoluted. Let's just assume that I live in PL and my houshold income is 40K PLN a month and no kids.

or,

If someone makes 480K PLN a year, how much overall taxes would they have to pay?

How much do you get to keep? Friend of mine told me that basically %70 of your household income is taken by the state. I think he’s nuts.

Do we have a tax savvy person here and willing to explain how this works in Poland?
convex 20 | 3,978
29 Apr 2010 #2
It's not 70%, but it's still not pretty. But, remember that on top of income tax, there are quite a few indirect taxes as well. VAT, fuel tax, etc...

calculateyournetsalary.com/calculate-net-salary-in-poland.html
OP Havok 10 | 912
29 Apr 2010 #3
convex

Poland

Gross Salary per Year 100,000
Country Taxes 19,926

So the tax in PL is only 20 %? You guys have lower taxes than in the united states.

The US

Gross Salary per Year 100000
Country Taxes 27581.82

27%

You guys have it made. :)

This is what i was really looking for..

- Federal personal income tax 17%
- State & local income taxes 0.0 in TX
- Sales tax 8.6%
- Social security & Medicaid 7.65%
- Property tax 2.5%
- Fuel/gasoline tax 0.0
- Other 5% Includes estate tax, fees, licenses, inflation losses, inheritance, deficit allowance, gift, and others too numerous to mention. Estimated.

total: 40.75%

My question is:

Do ya know how much you pay in Taxes over there in Poland?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
30 Apr 2010 #4
Do ya know how much you pay in Taxes over there in Poland?

About 36% in direct taxation for those earning less than 85k PLN a year.

Indirect (consumption) taxes - how long is a piece of string?

American taxes, on the whole, are lower than in Europe. A lot of this is undoubtedly due to the fact that Europe is far more subsidised - for instance, free university education in Poland versus extremely expensive American university education - but this isn't a 'tax'.
OP Havok 10 | 912
30 Apr 2010 #5
Expensive is a relative word. I'm a Polish immigrant. My family had no money, I had no money. My wife and I graduated from 3 different colleges (she got 2 degrees, obviously the better half), while living on my own, and no one gave me a dime. It's about opportunities and not about taxing the siht out of people.

Drexel, DeVry and Old Dominion University Va.
Helvet - | 2
10 Jun 2016 #6
Merged: How much taxes will I pay in Poland

Hi all, it is my 1st question here although I follow/read PF since some times.
In short, I will be moving to Poland next year as a retired.

Is there a way to calculate approx. how much taxes I will pay?
I will rent a house and live in Poland permanently
I would appreciate if someone would be able to calculate it factually
since I don't seem to find external links useful, so on a monthly income of 3200 Euro.

Any help would be appreciated.
terri 1 | 1,665
11 Jun 2016 #7
Taxes due are calculated at 18% and 32%.
Up to 85,528 pln per year you pay 18%, and for anything above this you pay 32%.
So if your earnings are above 85,528 per year you pay 14,839.02 pln in taxes plus 32% for anything above 85,528 pln.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161
11 Jun 2016 #8
Is there a way to calculate approx. how much taxes I will pay?

That's a good question, in theory all the income (including foreign retirement) should be taxed in Poland (18/32%) but as far as I'm aware there are 2 more issues:

1. Bilateral agreements between countries on avoiding double taxation.
2. If you are living in both countries, a bit here a bit there (or at least can claim so) and it's not possible to prove where your "primary residency" is, then goes the citizenship rule - you pay taxes only in the country which you are a citizen of.

So I think there's a chance you won't have to pay any income tax here but it would be good to confirm that with some tax professional and If I were you, I would rather pay to get that on paper just in case.
terri 1 | 1,665
11 Jun 2016 #9
I believe that once you come to live in Poland permanently, (i.e. more than 186 days a year) and have your base in Poland (i.e. prime residency), then no matter what citizenship you have you are obliged to pay Polish taxes on income earned/gained in Poland.

Even employees (some from outside the EU) who come to work in Poland for a specified time have to pay Polish taxes.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161
12 Jun 2016 #10
I believe that once you come to live in Poland permanently, (i.e. more than 186 days a year) and have your base in Poland (i.e. prime residency)

That is correct but in case of employees, who carry out work in Poland, there's no doubt where their "base" is, while in case of let's say German or British retired people, who rent/own some property in Spain or Portugal, where is their "base" ? Who can tell If they spend 200 days a year in Germany and 165 in Portugal or the other way around.

Here it is in case of PL/Swiss -> przepisy.gofin.pl/przepisy,4,15,82,178,,,konwencja-miedzy-rzeczapospolita-polska-a.html -> Art. 4, point 2 c)
jon357 69 | 18,445
12 Jun 2016 #11
you are obliged to pay Polish taxes on income earned/gained in Poland.

This is absolutely correct, except that it's "or" rather than "and" have your base in Poland. There are a lot of grey areas.
Helvet - | 2
13 Jun 2016 #12
In my case it is clear I will spend my time in Poland and pay taxes there.
I think the link is very useful, thank you.


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