Warsaw, 10th February 2021
Statement of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers on the media tax
The Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers has for years been critical of all sectoral taxes. The proposed media tax is no exception from that rule, and therefore Union strongly opposes its introduction.
Furthermore, the Union opposes any and all new burdens introduced during the fight against the coronavirus epidemic. The media tax is another one of them. In our view, this is yet another reason to oppose its introduction.
By introducing sectoral taxes, the government as a rule refers to the necessity to impose burdens on those companies that apply tax optimisation schemes and, as a consequence, avoid income tax. This argument is also used to justify the idea of a tax on advertising, also known as the media tax.
If the above-specified justification actually were the legislator’s intention, the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers wishes to remind that it has for years been proposing a real remedy to the problem of tax avoidance: a simple tax system based on a revenue tax that is difficult to avoid as well as easy to calculate and collect. A complete set of information regarding our views in this regard along with a concept of a comprehensive tax system reform are available on our website www.podatkiminus.pl.
If the state really wants to combat tax optimisation, a revenue tax should be introduced instead of adding sectoral taxes whose consequences the consumers will have to suffer.
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