Transport and logistics have to deal with the highest tax burdens, but nominally, the highest taxes are paid by technological companies.
The profit per company in the IT and communication sector in 2015 totaled ca. 11.6 mln PLN – shows an analysis of GUS figures on companies with more than 50 employees.
Healthcare companies prove to be the least profitable (0.7 mln per entity), along with supporting services (security and cleaning, with an average profit of 1.9 bln PLN).
Figures showing each sector’s burdens for the state, including income tax, are completely different. Here, transport and logistics rank first, with nominal payments of ca. 970 000 PLN per company, which is not that much, but amounts to 21.2 percent of their gross product. Tax burdens are also sizeable in municipal services (water delivery, waste management) and healthcare (19.9 and 18.8 percent respectively). The smallest taxes compared to gross product are recorded by hotels and gastronomy (13.3 percent), industrial processing (12.8 percent) and construction (10.7 percent).
Such differences may have a number of causes, a.o.: the companies’ preference for tax deductions and the business situation this year and the year before (which has an impact on tax burdens in a given fiscal year). – This may also depend on the efficiency of legal efforts to minimize tax burdens – remarks Mariusz Korzeb, expert of Employers of Poland.