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On Wednesday after On the 13th, a group of people gathered in front of the Sejm to protest against the changes in taxes announced by the governmental Polish Order. Speeches were given, among others, by Marshal of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship Adam Struzik, Mayor of Poznań Jacek Ja¶kowiak, Marshal of the Sejm Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska, and Mayor of Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski.
– If someone asked us 10 years ago what are the greatest achievements of Polish freedom, we would mention two things in one breath: strong local government, the fact that decisions are made so close to citizens and our membership in the European Union – said Trzaskowski.
As he emphasized, “representatives of the inhabitants of cities, towns and villages” gathered before the Seym.
– Today it is not only about this enormous tax, which the rulers want to impose on most of us, PLN 145 billion, which are taken away from citizens and citizens. Do not be fooled by it, PiS wants to give a little money to one pocket, and from the other pocket most of this money is simply taken from Poles and Poles. (…) PiS wants to destroy self-government. Today, between the citizen and this corrupt, corrupt government there is a local government, an opposition – added Rafał Trzaskowski.
The Mayor of Warsaw stated that PiS “wants to centralize power”. – This is supposed to mean that the decision about the renovation of the street in your town, whether there is to be a hospital or not, whether to fund IVF, which the government has taken, or to support non-governmental organizations, is to be decided by PiS according to PiS Pisz kacyk, to which you will have to come and ask him to grant money for your town – Trzaskowski enumerated.
Polish Order. Local government officials: A decrease in revenues by PLN 145 billion
As enumerated by local government officials, the entry into force of the Polish Deal would mean a decrease in the revenues of local governments over a decade by PLN 145 billion, including PLN 15 billion in 2022 alone. local government units will pay an element of the so-called “Polish Deal”.
– We have developed solutions that will reduce the lower tax revenues of local government units. From 2022, no local government unit will have lower income than it predicted before the Polish Government, declared Finance Minister Tadeusz Ko¶ciñski on Tuesday.
The Ministry of Finance argued in the September announcement that next year “after the introduction of the Polish Order and solutions to stabilize and strengthen local governments, they will achieve income from PIT, CIT and general subsidy at the level of approximately PLN 146 billion”. This would mean an increase of 4.6 percent. from the revenue forecast by local governments before the announcement of the Polish Deal.
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