Funds coming from a new sugar tax will go to the National Health Fund (NFZ) and will be spent on the effects of civilisational diseases, namely, diabetes, heart and vascular diseases as well as oncological illnesses, the health minister announced on Thursday.
Eighteen people have been detained, among them Poles, Vietnamese, Chinese and Ukrainians, for their part in a three-year fraud that saw money transferred overseas.
Following a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as part of his two-day visit to Berlin on Tuesday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki described Germany as Poland's main trading partner and a key investment and political partner.
Summing up his participation in the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said many meetings had concerned the transfer of new technologies, which he said is very important for Poland.
Speaking in an interview with Britain's Financial Times on Monday, Polish Finance Minister Tadeusz Kościński said that America's Airbnb service should pay tax on revenues earned in Poland.
The Polish government is working on a bill to impose additional fees on soft drinks containing sugars, a so-called sugar tax, as a tool to fight the rapid increase in being overweight and the problem of obesity, PAP has found out.
The Sejm (lower house) on Thursday passed an amendment to the law on the retail sales tax prolonging the suspension of the tax until July 1, 2020.
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.
Totalizator Sportowy, the Polish state-owned lottery company, will pay over PLN 1 billion (EUR 233.6 mln) in gaming taxes into the state budget in 2019, compared with over PLN 900 mln (EUR 210 mln) a year earlier, president of the company Olgierd Cieslik has said.
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.