Young people exempted from tax to keep them in Poland - PM


By exempting young people from the personal income tax, the government shows that it is determined to keep them in Poland, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said in the central town of Sochaczew on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, the prime minister inaugurated the Law and Justice (PiS) party's election roadshow ahead of the October 13 parliamentary ballot.

Under a recently-introduced law, people under 26 will pay no personal income tax. However, this does not apply to young people running their own businesses.

Morawiecki said it was a great challenge for Poland to keep young people in the country and to bring back some of the 1.5 million people who had emigrated over the past 15 years.

The head of government said that those who start their professional lives should pay a minimum amount of taxes, while those who earn more should contribute more, calling it a "good, healthy and solidarity-driven" approach to society.