In Poland, there is an annual obligation to settle accounts with the Tax Office. It is a common obligation and failure to do so may result in penalties. PIT can be settled independently using the available tools. Here is a step-by-step instruction:
1/Select e-Tax Office on the website of the Ministry of Finance podatki.gov.pl/pit/.
2/Log in. You can do it using a Trusted Profile or electronic banking or simply enter your details: PESEL or NIP, date of birth, amount of income from the declaration for 2020, amount of income from information from the employer for 2021 (e.g. PIT-11).
3/Choose your e-PIT.
4/Check your details. You can change the data, if they are incorrect, change the method of settlement (e.g. together with your spouse), indicate a public benefit organization to which you want to transfer 1% of tax
5/Accept and send the tax return.
6/Download the Official Receipt Certificate (UPO). PIT and UPO should be stored for 5 years. If the process is too difficult for you – you can choose an accounting office that will help in the procedure.
Remember ! in Poland, NIP and PESEL are very important series of numbers. There is a saying in Poland that you do not have to remember your name and surname – but you do need to know your PESEL. How to get it, how it differs from NIP – in the next entry.