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Poland confirms VAT rate not to drop back to 22% in 2013

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  • 02 May 2013 | Richard Asquith

Poland confirms VAT rate not to drop back to 22% in 2013

The Polish Minister of Finance has this week confirmed that the Polish Value Added Tax rate will not reverse back from the current 23% to 22%.

The Polish VAT rate originally rose 1% in 2011 as part of an effort to control a rising deficit following the collapse of key Euro economies.  It was intended that this was a temporary, three-year measure until the economy stabilised.

However, as the Polish trading partners’ economies continue to suffer, and EU exports are down, the VAT decrease will not go ahead until at least 2016.


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.