Income tax rates for pensioners


Information on any impact on income tax rates

18.10.2021

Tax rates

If your old-age pension or disability pension is subject to taxation in Poland, the tax due is calculated according to a tax scale. This means that the amount of tax depends on the amount of your benefit.

Please note: Your old-age pension or disability pension may not be taxed according to the tax scale, but at a rate set out in the double taxation agreement concluded between Poland and your country of residence.

The tax scale applicable in Poland

Tax base (PLN)

The tax amounts to

over

up to

 

85 528

17%

Less a tax-reducing amount

85 528

 

PLN 14 539.76 + 23% of the excess over PLN 85 528

 

The tax-reducing amount is as follows:

  1. PLN 1 360 for the tax base not exceeding PLN 8 000;
  2. PLN 1 360 reduced by an amount calculated according to the following formula: PLN 834.88 × (the tax base – PLN 8 000) ÷ PLN 5 000 – for a tax base higher than PLN 8 000 but not exceeding PLN 13 000;
  3. PLN 525.12 – for a tax base higher than PLN 13 000 but not exceeding PLN 85 528;
  4. PLN 525.12 reduced by an amount calculated according to the following formula: PLN 525.12 × (the tax base – PLN 85 528) ÷ PLN 41 472 – for a tax base higher than PLN 85 528 but not exceeding PLN 127 000.
Important: when calculating the amount of tax, take into account all the tax relief and deductions to which you are entitled under the legislation in force in Poland.
Please note: If your income from employment, less the social insurance contributions (which are tax deductible in Poland) paid, exceeds PLN 1 000 000, you will be required to pay a solidarity levy. The levy amounts to 4% of the excess over PLN 1 000 000.

 

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