Poland is set to SCRAP income tax for people under 26 in a bid to stem its flow of young people across the EU

  • Poland approved a bill on Friday which could benefit two million people
  • The exemption would be for those under 26 earning less than £18,000 per year
  • Average salaries in Poland are low, making many emigrate to other EU states 

Poland has scrapped income tax for workers under the age of 26 as the country tries to stop young people going abroad to find work.

Parliament approved the measure in a vote late Thursday by an overwhelming majority.

The bill would liberate those under the age of 26 from Poland’s 18 per cent personal income tax if their gross earnings are under 85,500 zlotys (£18,000) per year.

Poland's promise to cut income tax for those under 26 comes as the country faces the issue of their young people's mass migration to other EU states. Since Poland became a member of the European Union, it's thought that around 2 million people, mostly between the ages of 20 and 30, have emigrated to countries like the UK, Ireland and France (File photo)

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