Increasing tax-free wealth was one of Donald Tusk’s most important election promises. However, Marek Belka states that this issue is not a priority.
Increasing the tax-free amount is one of the ‘PO specifications’ to be implemented within the first 100 days of the government. “We will cut taxes. People who earn up to PLN 6,000 gross (also from business activities) and receive a pension up to PLN 5,000 gross will not pay income tax. We will increase the tax-free amount – from PLN 30,000 to PLN 60,000 , in the case of taxpayers who settle according to the tax scale, including entrepreneurs and pensioners” – this is the fourth “specific” of the Platform.
Bar: Spread over several years
After the election, however, politicians and KO supporters began to change the narrative, and the fulfillment of the promise seems less and less likely by the day. For example, Katarzyna Lubnauer stated that the tax-free amount was increased to PLN 60,000. According to the president, PLN in 2024 is unrealistic. – Due to the fact that Andrzej Duda has entrusted Mateusz Morawiecki with the mission to form a government for two weeks, there is no more time to work on tax changes – she said.
Marek Belka also believes that the increase in the tax-free allowance should be postponed to the future. – We definitely need to start with a pay increase for teachers and public sector workers. This must absolutely be followed. However, I think that this increase in the tax-free amount can be spread over several years – said the MEP on TVN24.
The politician added that the red carpet should not be rolled out further for pensioners. – I believe that increasing the tax-free amount is enough relief and enough privilege for this part of society – said the politician.
Belka: I don’t have an ounce of sympathy for Morawiecki
When asked about Morawiecki’s attempts to form a government, Belka admits that he has no sympathy for the prime minister. – I don’t have an ounce of sympathy for Prime Minister Morawiecki, I believe he deserved such an opportunity and complete, final political shame – said the MEP.
– It’s just a waste of time, but maybe worse than a waste of time. This is an opportunity for the outgoing government to pour concrete into other institutions and steal more money. In short, make it difficult to normalize the economy and society, Belka added.
Source: Do Rzeczy
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