1% Tax donation for specific Polish public welfare organization
Tax advisory, March 10th, 2021
Individual taxpayers of personal income tax have an opportunity to allocate 1% of their annual tax liability to specific Polish public welfare organizations. It is an easy way of supporting a charitable initiative and it does not require additional cost or a lot of effort.
The welfare organization selected must be indicated in the Polish register of eligible public welfare organizations. No payment needs to be made directly to the selected organization’s bank account. If the taxpayer opts for allocating 1% of his/her Polish tax liability to a specific Polish public welfare organization, the amount attributable to 1% of his/her tax liability will be transferred to the organization’s account directly by the Polish tax authorities on the taxpayer’s behalf from the taxes already paid. It does not influence the amount of the final tax liability and does not involve additional cost for a taxpayer.
On annual tax return forms PIT-28, PIT-36, PIT-36L, PIT-37, PIT-38 and PIT-39, all that is necessary is to fill in a Polish public welfare organization’s KRS number in the box “Numer KRS” and then complete the amount of the 1% tax allocation. Each taxpayer may also indicate a specific goal in case the welfare organization allows for allocation of the 1% funds to such specific goal (e.g. for collecting donations to a specific person in need). The taxpayer may remain anonymous from the perspective of the beneficiary, or choose to provide the Polish Public Welfare Organization with his/her personal information (e.g. name, surname, address, e-mail, telephone) by clicking the relevant box on the annual tax return form.
Co-author of this text: Adrian Jasiński