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Tax Freedom Day comes earlier in Poland this year

PR dla Zagranicy
Paweł Kononczuk 06.06.2018 16:14
  • Poles mark Tax Freedom Day
Tax Freedom Day in Poland has been observed since 1994, with experts from a Warsaw think tank calculating the date on which Poles have worked enough to pay all their taxes a given year.
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Sławek Szefs reports that this year the date comes three days earlier than in 2017, giving Polish taxpayers an obvious reason to be satisfied.

Kamil Kajetanowicz, an expert with the Warsaw-based Adam Smith Center, said that the most painful aspect of the tax system for Poles is that a large portion of their income from work goes to the taxman.

"The typical gross monthly salary is burdened with all kinds of levies, amounting to some 70 percent [of the total], so this is a huge strain, comparable to the level of excise tax on alcohol,” Kajetanowicz told Polish Radio.

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