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Poland – Government for Exemption from Tax on Winnings

Winnings on slot machines or in dice games will be exempt from PIT – a draft amendment to tax bills adopted on Tuesday by the government envisages.

This is a draft amendment to the Personal Income Tax Act, the Corporate Income Tax Act and the lump-sum income tax act on certain revenues earned by natural persons, prepared by the Minister of Finance.

The Government Information Center explained that the project guarantees uniform treatment of legal gamblers, regardless of whether the games are organized by casino operators or a company performing a state monopoly in this respect, i.e. Totalizator Sportowy (differently than in the regulations in force from January 1, 2018). ).

Winnings in slot machine games, card games, dice games and cylindrical games as well as cash bingo games and bonus bingo – regardless of which legally operating entities organize them – will be exempt from PIT – it is written.

This means that the rules for taxing winnings in casino casinos (exemption from PIT) applicable to the end of 2017 will be restored and that these rules will also apply to winnings obtained in games organized by the state monopoly company (Totalizator Sportowy Ltd.) – we read in the GIC communication.

It was emphasized that in the remaining scope the rules of taxing the winnings (in numerical games, cash lotteries, mutual bets, etc.) will remain unchanged in relation to the existing regulations.

The amended provisions are to come into force after 14 days from the date of their publication in the Journal of Laws and will apply from the date of entry into force of the Act.

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