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Polish Order. Taxes. Joint accounts with the child – changes in regulations

The settlement of single parents with children will not be as beneficial as before – points out in the Monday issue of “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna”. The newspaper writes that the parent will settle accounts “with half of the child”. Only parents bringing up a disabled child will be accounted for as before the entry into force of the tax changes from the Polish Order.

“Raising children on their own will be in a worse situation than a childless marriage. The latter, with an annual income of PLN 60 thousand, will not pay any tax at all. In the case of a single parent, the tax will be PLN 1.8 thousand” – emphasizes Małgorzata Samborska, adviser in an interview with the newspaper Tax and Partner at Grant Thornton.

As the newspaper points out, unfavorable solutions were found in the amended Polish Lada. The bill will now be considered by the Senate. “DGP” reminds that the opposition MPs who during their work in the Sejm asked the deputy finance minister Artur Soboń why the government discriminated against single parents and allowed them to settle accounts only with “half of the child” were against these changes. It is about the possibility of using 1.5 tax-free amount instead of twice as it was until the end of 2021.

Polish Order. Joint accounts with the child – changes in regulations

The problem was discussed at the end of April by a member of the Civic Coalition and a representative of the Association of Single Parents at a press conference.

– On March 24, Prime Minister (Mateusz) Morawiecki announced that we would return to the fact that single parents would be able to settle accounts with their children, but an act was passed to the Sejm, which does not accept this solution – Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska said at the time. She added that “it is the duty of the state to support these parents”, while the prime minister “deceived people again; he promised and did not keep his word.”

The representatives of the Lonely Parents Association emphasized at a joint conference with PO deputies that “they are already losing their mothers, which have a gross income over PLN 45,000 per year “; according to them, incomplete families “are treated worse than full families”, while the constitution contains an article on special protection of large and single-parent families, and preferential taxation for such families was recognized as justified by the Constitutional Tribunal in 1994.

New tax relief instead of joint settlement

As of January, the Polish Deal has replaced the joint settlement of a single parent with a child with a new tax relief of PLN 1,500. However, it was a solution criticized by some people, hence the prime minister’s announcement that he would return to the previous solutions.

According to Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, in the version adopted by the Sejm, only parents bringing up a disabled child will be accounted for as before the entry into force of the tax changes from the Polish Order, i.e. taking into account the double free amount.

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