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Agriculture Minister: income tax for farmers 'in a few years'

31st December 2013
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The Agriculture Minister, Stanisław Kalemba, announced on Monday that Polish farmers will have to start paying personal income tax “in a few years.”
In an interview with Polish Radio, the minister said that the move would be undertaken gradually after a suitable system had been created and farmers had been consulted.
The plan includes a new system of income taxation, a related health-fund contribution, as well as a modification of KRUS – a social fund akin to social security institution ZUS specially created for Polish farmers – based on farm revenues. “We cannot avoid these changes,” Mr Kalemba said.
Mr Kalemba noted that Polish agricultural tax law means that farmers pay tax per hectare, amounting to a higher tax bill than it would be if it were calculated by income.
The move comes after the finance ministry presented a new agricultural tax bill in July 2013.

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