Most Poles will file their 2021 PIT tax returns online

The most popular folding method tax returns The way to the internet is service Your e-PIT51 percent were used Poles – the survey shows KPMG In Poland. 8 out of 10 taxpayers intend to share their 1%. tax with the most chosen social assistance organization based on the proposal of friends or family.

Poles do not leave the settlement PIT at the last minute. Almost half (47%) of taxpayers who are required to settle accounts with the tax office filed a PIT tax return in March, and 31% paid in February. taxpayers. With the possibility of removal tax breaks It intends to use 46 percent of its annual tax return this year. Taxpayers will be applied by more than half of those who benefit from the cut, which is the most popular child tax credit.

PIT for 2021 It will present 83 percent online. Half of Poles use your e-PIT system. Although a large group of taxpayers use the so-called up to 26 years discounts for young peopleis a service among this part of taxpayers Your e-PIT is gaining the greatest popularity. Among the youngest Poles – 73 percent. Settlement for taxpayers under 26 years of age tax office with the help of this system. Using the Twój e-PIT service, about half of taxpayers said they accepted the tax return prepared by the National Revenue Administration without any changes. 31 percent are Poles changed some information in the statementwhile 16 percent. (an increase of 7 percentage points over the previous edition of the survey) initially rejected the annual PIT declaration prepared by KAS and filled it out on its own. In turn, 8 percent. The majority of respondents admitted that they would not do anything – therefore, the PIT declaration will be considered adopted and will be submitted on May 2 this year, when the tax payment period for 2021 expires. Virtually all Poles who use your e-PIT system (98% of responses) rate it as friendly and transparent. At the same time 90 percent. did not face any problems in his work. If there are any problems, they are mostly related to system authentication.

Popularity of PIT settlements via the Internet has been developing steadily for several years. Undoubtedly, this is due to your e-PIT system, which was introduced a few years ago. Importantly, electronic payments give the taxpayer many advantages, including the ability to return taxes faster. If the taxpayer sends the tax return through your e-PIT service or e-Declaration, the overpayment will be refunded within 45 days from the date of submission of the tax return. However, if the settlement and tax return is sent in paper form, the possible tax return is 3 months, says Andrzej Marczak, KPMG’s partner and head of the PIT Group in Poland.

Half of Poles will fill out the PIT declarations for 2021 themselves – a decrease of 8 percentage points compared to the previous edition of the survey. Compared to last year, the percentage of Poles (39%) who submit their annual PIT tax return has increased by 9 percentage points. 11 percent of Poles admitted that the PIT annual tax return will be prepared by them, but they will partially benefit from the help of others. Poles who ask for help to fill out an annual tax return most often turn to an accountant (42%), family (32%) or friends (19%).

Although half of Poles ask someone else to fill out a tax return or partially assist in its preparation, more than 60% believe that the obligation to fill out a PIT form is more or less an easy task for most taxpayers, which takes up to half an hour. there.

Up to 82 percent this year. (4 percentage points increase), the percentage of Poles who declare their intention to donate is 1%. pay your tax to the selected social assistance organization. According to statistics, the tax is often not paid by the youngest Poles under the age of 26. The vast majority when choosing a socially useful organization – 71 percent. Poles rely on suggestions or wishes from friends or family. 15 percent admit that the choice of a public benefit organization is random, and another 14 percent. Based on media reports.

It should be noted that it is almost 60 percent. During the year, taxpayers make other donations to PBOs, institutions, and people in need. This percentage is expected to increase next year due to the large participation of Poles in helping Ukrainian citizens in connection with the armed conflict in the country.

Under most of the tax changes The Treaty of Poland Entered into force on January 1, 2022. However, there are a few exceptions that can already be taken into account in the 2021 solution. In the event of disagreement between them, among others, between taxpayers who jointly exercise parental authority over a minor by a court decision, the category of additional costs as part of rehabilitation benefits or joint parental authority in the event of divorce or court decision in respect of a minor new rules for payment of family benefits in case of disagreement between taxpayers. Settle PIT tax accounts with a group of spouses who have the right to separation (alternative guardianship) and joint care. The KPMG survey shows that half of the taxpayers are unaware that some of the provisions presented as part of the Polish Order also apply to tax calculations for 2021.

Although most of the provisions of the Polish Order relate to settlements with the tax authorities for 2022, some do this year’s tax return. One of the most important changes concerns PIT settlements with the spouse. Thanks to the innovations, such a solution is already available in the first year of marriage. As a result, it means that taxpayers can calculate together for a certain year when they get married during the year. Unfortunately, as the results of our report show, only less than half of taxpayers are aware of the above benefits, says Grzegorz Grochovina, Deputy Director of the Tax Advisory Department and Head of the Knowledge Management Group of KPMG in Poland.

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