Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: We will take care of young people so they have a good start on the labour market

The Prime Minister announced the launch of the zero PIT programme for young people under 26 years of age. More than 2 million young workers will benefit from this exemption. Moreover, the Prime Minister and youth organisations signed a “Plan for the Youth” declaration, which will enable the government to prepare a special package of measures for this group.

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Photo: Krystian Maj i Adam Guz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

During his meeting with young people, Mateusz Morawiecki discussed the government programme. “I want our discussion to be an important step for young people to propose a whole range of new postulates in all areas of life,” he said. “The flagship project for the youth that the government is planning to develop is the #NoPITforYoungPeople programme,” he added. “We want it to be an attractive proposal for the youth to maximally reduce their tax burden,” stated Mateusz Morawiecki.

The Prime Minister underlined that the under-26 zero PIT project was exceptional throughout Europe. As he added, funds for this programme come from e.g. better tax collection.

The zero PIT project shall apply as of 1 August 2019, benefiting people under 26 years of age who earn money under e.g. contracts of employment, cooperative contracts of employment and task-specific contracts. Thanks to the new rules, people under 26 years of age will receive higher salaries. Under the project, the income tax exemption will apply to annual revenues of up to PLN 85,500. With this solution, Prime Minister Morawiecki is fulfilling his promise made under PiS’s “New Five”. Similar measures are already in place in e.g. Belgium, France and the Czech Republic.

The Prime Minister stressed that the government has to ensure that “young people feel that they have good and improving outlook for personal development and for entering the labour market in every possible aspect of social, economical and public life.”


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