Prime Minister: Starting from 2020, Poland’s minimum wage will rise to PLN 2,600.

The government has decided that the lowest wages will increase next year by PLN 350, that is by 15.6% compared to 2019. Currently, the minimum wage is PLN 2,250. “The minimum wage, starting next year, will amount to PLN 2,600, and from 1 January 2021, we have declared PLN 3,000,” said the head of the government during his visit at the Agros Nova fruit and vegetable processing plant in Łowicz (Łódzkie Voivodeship).

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Photo: Adam Guz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

The Prime Minister also spoke about small business tax reliefs, including the proposal to set the rate of social security contributions for the smallest entrepreneurs based on their income, and not revenue. “About PLN 1 billion which today is deposited into the Social Insurance Fund will be used to reduce ZUS contribution rates proportionally to income, to a certain level,” the Prime Minister stressed. This will link the amount of incurred burdens to the actual financial capacity of entrepreneurs.

Mateusz Morawiecki pointed out that his government also intends to increase the revenues limit for flat-rate taxation to EUR 2 million.

The Prime Minister stated that the government has taken measures aimed, e.g., at directing Poland “towards greater innovation” as well as cutting red tape and streamlining “tax office-business cooperation”.

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