Poland | Personal income tax exemption for young people under new rules

Starting August 1, 2019, Poles under the age of 26 who earn less than PLN 85,528 (USD 22,547) per year will be exempt from the country’s 18% income tax.

The allowance is generous, considering the average Polish salary is just below PLN 60,000 (USD 15,700) per year.
The Polish government has passed the new law to effectively scrap income taxes for around 2 million young people in order to prevent them from leaving the country to find work elsewhere. It’s an attempt by the government to stop the dramatic brain drain Poland has experienced since joining the European Union 15 years ago.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that the tax changes will bring new opportunities for young people in every possible aspect of social, economic, and cultural life, and show them that they have everything to improve their lives in Poland.