The Ministry of Finance presented a draft law on trade tax. The project involves the tax rate from 0.7% to 1.9%, tax-free amount to 1.5 million. Payers may be, among others, supermarkets, stores, e-commerce, as well as petrol stations. The Act introduces the concept of the commercial network and assumes taxation of foreign online stores. The introduction of a new tax is scheduled for 1 July 2016.
Experts welcomed the bill very critical. They estimate that the new tax is a threat to the development of trade in Poland. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Finance has not provided justification for the proposed objectives, but argues that the trade tax does not have a negative impact on the financial health of businesses and price increases.