Mateusz Morawiecki said he would submit a proposal to extend the zero VAT on food products at the next session of the Sejm. Time is running out, and in the draft budget for next year, Morawiecki’s cabinet did not include an extension of the anti-inflation shield, which includes a freeze on energy prices and zero VAT on food.
It is not yet known how prices for basic food products will change after January 1, 2024. There is no government, so there is no one to make a decision on extending the zero VAT on bread, some vegetables and fruits, and dairy products. Let us remind you that zero VAT came into force in February 2022 – before the start of the war in Ukraine, but after several months of rising inflation. The lower VAT provision was renewed every six months. What will happen this time?
Mateusz Morawiecki is ready to fight for the extension of zero VAT
During a press conference yesterday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced that at the next session of the Sejm he will present “three very concrete proposals for Polish families”, including an extension of the credit holiday, a freeze on electricity prices and a bill to extend the zero VAT rate. for basic food products Parliamentary bill The law provides for the extension of zero VAT on food products until the middle of next year. – This will help the wallets of elderly people and the wallets of Polish families – said the Prime Minister.
Earlier, Deputy Finance Minister Artur Sobon explained that PiS is introducing a bill to extend the zero VAT rate on food, rather than a resolution, because it “wants to have a guarantee that the government that will be formed will not withdraw from this.” a solution that benefits the Poles.” According to Sobonya, “This is a good solution for households, commercial enterprises, contractors, suppliers, food manufacturers and the entire market.”
This is an unexpected step, given that in the draft budget for next year, the cabinet of Mateusz Morawiecki did not include an expansion of the anti-inflation shield, which includes a freeze in energy prices and zero VAT on food.
Money.pl has determined that the European Commission will not prevent Poland from extending the zero VAT.
What does zero VAT include?
Zero VAT applies to the following groups of goods:
meat and fish and products thereof,
milk and dairy products,
vegetables and fruits and canned food from them,
edible animal and vegetable fats,
cereals and grain products, including bread and confectionery,
as well as some formulas and milk for newborns and children and dietary foods for special medical purposes.
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