In 2024, we will have a property tax increase. The Ministry of Finance published an announcement on Tuesday, in which it included new maximum rates. However, the final decision on this matter will rest with local governments.
On Tuesday, the Ministry of Finance published an announcement on the new maximum property tax rates that will apply in 2024. The maximum tax rates are set each year by the Ministry of Finance, but it is the local government that decides whether it wants to collect them at this amount or at a lower one.
According to the latest announcement of the Ministry of Finance, the real estate tax will amount to a maximum of PLN 1.15 per 1 m2 of usable area (currently PLN 1.00). The maximum rate for a garage space will increase from PLN 9.71 to PLN 11.17 per m2.
In the case of buildings where business activity is conducted, the maximum rate will increase to PLN 33.10. Buildings in which economic activity involves the provision of health services will increase by PLN 6.76 per 1 m2 of usable floor space (currently PLN 5.87).
Let us remind you that the real estate tax covers owners of land, flats, detached houses, but also persons conducting business activity in real estate belonging to them. Perpetual usufructuaries, independent holders, and in some cases dependent holders of real estate or their parts owned by the State Treasury or a local government unit must also remember to pay the tax.
The maximum tax rates will be paid by residents of Warsaw, Wrocław, Łódź, Poznań, Gdańsk, Szczecin, Bydgoszcz, Białystok and Olsztyn, informs Business Insider.
The authorities of many cities argue that both the Polish Order and educational subsidies or the reduction of the PIT rate to 12 percent. their local budgets were severely strained. To compensate for the increasing expenses, they had to reach for additional money. The data shows that the proceeds from the real estate tax currently account for over 15 percent. all income. In the past, every fourth zloty came from these fees.