On November 7, President Andrzej Duda signed an amendment to the Personal Income Tax Act.
Contrary to the law of November 12, this signature is much quieter in the media. And wrongly, because it is important for millions of taxpayers whose lives have a chance to be much easier.
The Tax Agency will testify to the taxpayer
The amendment simplifies settlements and imposes on the tax authorities an obligation to complete tax returns for taxpayers. In addition to the current working methods of accounting (paper or e-declarations), a new form will take place – complete the testimony of the National Treasury Administration.
The KAS will draw up returns for all taxpayers, and the taxpayer decides to use such simplification. The possibility that annual income tax deduction applies to taxpayers who are paid individually, together with their husband, in the manner provided for single parents.
In accordance with the provisions of the amended law, KAS will fill in the taxpayer's testimony without having to file an application. It will simply be done and already done.
You will do everything electronically, but remember the concessions
The return prepared by KAS will be made available to taxpayers in an electronic version of an application that is available on the tax portal. The testimony can be completed, for example with the account number to repay the overpayment. When editing the pre-filled application, it will be possible, as explained earlier by the Ministry of Finance, to seek appropriate discounts – for example, for children.
However, it is worth remembering that the system does not give us something "for us". If the form fails, it means that we simply will not get the money. The same applies to 1 percent. tax for a selected public benefit organization (OPP) – in the form we have to set up the data themselves.
Testimony issued by the National Treasury Administration will be available from February 15 to April 30 (last day for submission of PIT). The taxpayer will still be able to solve himself.
Most of the provisions of the amended Act will enter into force on January 1, 2019.