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Poland increases VAT 1% to 23% January 2011


Poland increases VAT 1% to 23% January 2011

Poland has proposed a 1% standard VAT rate rise to 23% from January 2011.  There will also be an increase in the reduced VAT rate to 8%.

The government has also proposed further, 1% incremental rises until 2013 when the rate will be 25% - the highest in Europe.  These Polish VAT rise will be mirrored with rises in the reduced VAT rate.

Poland joins a number of other countries turning to VAT rises to help manage spiraling debt.  These countries in include Hungary, Spain, Finland and Romania.


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.