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Poland confirms retail tax

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  • 29 May 2016 | Richard Asquith

Poland confirms retail tax

Poland has issued fresh details of its new retail tax on large stores and supermarkets. No implementation date has been announced.

Sales via the internet or at weekends will be exempted from the tax. The tax collected on the sales of medicines, domestic gas, coal, water, electricity and heating are deductible from personal income tax.

There will be a sliding scale to the new tax on stores:

  • Sales below PLN 17 million per month are exempt
  • PLN 17m to 170m per month at 0.8%
  • Over PLN 170m per month at 1.4%
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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.