Ecological Fees and Taxes in Poland and the New Eurostat Interpretation

Piotr Małecki

Abstract


This article tackles the issue of ecological fees and taxes in force in Poland in light of the new Eurostat interpretation. This is a consequence of the entry into force of new European Union rules, which oblige Member States to establish uniform reporting in this regard. Linked to this is the need to define and analyse the fees and taxes in force in Poland in terms of their compliance with the new rules, and to classify the various financial instruments (taxes, fees, etc.) as belonging to the ecological group. The author reviews and compares these instruments’ definitions with the new Eurostat interpretation on the basis of Polish and foreign literature. The result is a juxtaposition of the ecological fees and taxes in force in Poland under the new Eurostat interpretation as well as a brief description of them.

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taxes, fees, environmental protection, statistical reporting

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15678/AOC.2015.1207