Polish PM seeks more efficient administration, tax collection

2019-11-23 11:02 update: 2019-12-02, 11:43
Photo: PAP/Paweł Supernak
Photo: PAP/Paweł Supernak
The Polish government will try to increase its revenues through plugging the remaining loopholes in the tax collection system and streamlining public administration, PM Mateusz Morawiecki told the private RMF FM radio on Saturday.

A "radical" review of public institutions should bring up to PLN 3 bln (EUR 0.7 bln) to state coffers, according to Morawiecki.

The prime minister reaffirmed his claim that Poland's budget next year will be balanced.

The prime minister is now facing a PLN 7.1-bln (EUR 1.65 bln) dent in the expected budget revenue in 2020 after one of the coalition parties refused to support a hike of social insurance premiums for high earners that was supposed to generate such income.

The government will get some PLN 1.7 bln (EUR 0.4 bln) in additional revenue through a 10-percent hike in the excise tax on alcohol and tobacco but, according to Morawiecki, the increase is more to do with public health than budget income. (PAP)