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Factsheet for measure PL-2022-10/2383 – measures in Poland
, applies locally
|Time period||Temporary, 01 March 2022 – 31 December 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Keeping or obtaining a safe home
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||20 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)|
Many refugees sought shelter in Poland after Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022. Some Polish people decided to offer accommodation to Ukrainian refugees. The city of Ciechanów has introduced a new policy to help these people in the form of a real estate tax burden. Bill nr 491/L/2022 was voted on and passed during an extraordinary city council sitting.
The mayor of the city of Ciechanów has proposed a new bill, which will allow its citizens not to pay the real estate tax. The tax exemptions will be granted if people decide to provide accommodation for refugees from Ukraine. In Poland, the real estate tax is calculated based on the square meters of the property. The policy shall be applicable until the end of the year and was voted on during an extraordinary city council sitting on 1 March 2022. There are no specific requirements, but all the citizens who have welcomed refugees into their homes will need to file two documents in order to be exempted from the tax payments. The exemption will cover the entire period of 2022.
No data to be reported.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Migrants or refugees
Other groups of citizens
Local / regional government
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2022), City of Ciechanów exempts private hosts of refugees from real estate tax, measure PL-2022-10/2383 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2022-10_2383.html
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