Higher property tax in 2018

Maximum real estate tax rates in 2018 will increase by 1.9%, it means by inflation. This implies an increase in the burden on owners of land and buildings if local governments adopt higher rates before the end of 2017.

The President of the Central Statistical Office informed on July 12, 2017 that inflation in the first half of 2017 in relation to the first half of 2016 amounted to 1.9 percent. This is also the indicator for which the maximum rates of real estate tax, the tax on transport means and local fees (local, health resort, trade fair and advertising fees) are updated. Annually, they are announced by the finance minister in a special notice, which should be issued in the coming weeks.

The biggest increase on price is expected by owners of trucks (with a maximum tolerable mass of over 3.5 tons) – from a dozen to several dozens of zloty more.

Owners of flats and single-family houses will pay little more than this year. The maximum land rate (not related to running a business) in 2018 will increase by 1 grosz per 1 m² surface. In the case of a plot of 1000 m² this means a tax increase of 10 zloty.

It will be similar with flats and houses. The rate for buildings or apartments will increase next year by 1 grosz per m² usable area. But if the taxpayer has additional parking space in the building (and there is a separate land register), then the rate for it will increase by 14 grosz per 1 m² usable area. For a 50-meter apartment and a 20-meter parking space you will have to pay 3.3 zlotys more than this year.

Larger increases on price are waiting for entrepreneurs. For 1  m² the land they will pay 2 grosz more (the rate is 0.91 zlotys), but the rate from the corporate buildings will increase by 43 grosz (will be 23.09 PLN). The company with 100 m² of the office space will have to pay 43 zloty more tax next year.