Poland drops plans of VAT rate changes
As other European countries did in the past, Poland had plans to simplify their tax through VAT rate changes,
27 April, 2016
In particular - changing its structure by having a broader but lower standard VAT rate and one single reduced rate. The current VAT rates in Poland are a standard VAT rate of 23% and two reduced rates of 8% and 5%. This structure would have been replaced by a 20% standard rate and a 5% reduced rate. The changes meant to simplify their rate structure, with a neutral effect on the tax revenues.
However, following the political changes in Poland, the VAT rate simplification plans have now been dropped.