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Poland to extend food VAT cuts to June 2023

Zero-rating of basic foods to continue in first half of 2023 as inflation hits 18%

The Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has stated that the rate of Value Added Tax will continue to be held at zero.

This follows the European Commission decision to prevent Poland cutting VAT on heating to zero since this is not provided for in the EU VAT Directive.

Polish inflation in October 2022 increased by 17.9 percent, up from 16% from September.

Learn more about Polish VAT in our country guide.

Aug 2022: Polish Council of Ministers approves further extension of VAT rate cuts as inflation hits 16.1%

Poland had roll-over various energy and food VAT rate cuts until 31 December 2022. They were due to expire on 31 October 2022.

European inflation VAT cuts have become popular across the region as inflation hits forty-year highs.

Fuel and food VAT rate cuts

The extension until 31 December 2022 will see the following rates applied:

  • 8% Fuel (diesel)
  • 5% Electricity and heating energy
  • 0% foods, fertilisers and gas

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