Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: Donations will be deductible from the tax on the mining of certain minerals for the benefit of local governments

This is a change of regulations that will benefit the residents of the Copper Belt, it pertains to the tax calculation and its use for the purposes of local government units. We want the growth of Polish economy to serve all citizens said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki about the adopted draft amendment to the Mining Tax Act on Certain Minerals.


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Part of the copper tax amount may be allocated to the activities of local government units. It will be deducted from this tax and the money will remain in the local community declared the Head of Government during the conference following a meeting of the Council of Ministers.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the implemented solutions are beneficial for the residents of the Copper Belt as well as all entities that operate within it. He added that we seem to have found a very good formula that will be further worked on and improved in the coming months to favour local solutions.

According to the Head of Government, the proposed mechanisms promote a good model of cooperation between the state and local government. We want the growth of Polish economy to serve all citizens and for the fruits of this growth to be distributed as fairly and widely as possible said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

Draft amendment to the Mining Tax Act on Certain Minerals

The draft contains solutions for entrepreneurs engaged in the extraction of copper, silver, natural gas or crude oil. It introduces the possibility to reduce the amount of tax on the extraction of certain minerals by donations made to local government units in the territory where mining operations are conducted. The deduction amount will not exceed 5% of the tax on the extraction of certain minerals. The idea behind the solution is to strengthen the link between companies involved in the extraction of minerals and the place where they conduct their operations.


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