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Clampdown on tax evasion vital for Poland’s future: finance minister

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Paweł Kononczuk 26.09.2017 13:42
Government efforts to clamp down on tax fraud and evasion are vital for “the whole future of Poland,” the country’s finance minister said on Tuesday.
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The conservative Law and Justice party, which came to power in late 2015 on a wave of spending promises, has introduced a programme of handouts for families and a reduced retirement age of 60 years for women and 65 for men.

The government has said that increased spending will be covered by extra revenue from a determined drive to tighten tax collection procedures.

Finance and Development Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told a conference in parliament on Tuesday: “The whole future of Poland depends to a huge degree on how we will be able to seal leaks in the tax system, especially in VAT.”

Morawiecki added: “We’ve had enormous success but we have a very long way to victory. I know that our opponents are improving ways of carrying out fraud.”

Morawiecki added that Poland is "in the vanguard in the EU as a whole in terms of preventing VAT money laundering."


Source: PAP

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