Poland to hold VAT rate at 23%

Tue 2nd Apr 2013

Poland’s promise to reduce its Value Added Tax rate to 22% has been delayed.

The Polish VAT rate was increased 1% to 23% in 2011 on the back of the worsening economic conditions in Europe.  Whilst Poland was one of the few countries to avoid a technical recession, its government finances did fall considerably.  Poland’s ambition to join the Euro single currency meant pushed it to raising VAT temporarily to ensure it complied with the 3% government deficit target for Euro entry.

The government is still hoping for an improvement in its finances – a drop in the VAT rate may not come before 2015.

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