February 1, 2023

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Gas allowance and freezing the price of gas by 2023. For whom?  On what terms?

Gas allowance and freezing the price of gas by 2023. For whom? On what terms?

On Thursday (01.12), the House of Representatives passed a law on special protection for some consumers of gaseous fuels in 2023 due to the situation in the gas market.. The government approved the project on Friday in the so-called. circulation, and was published on Monday on the website of the House of Representatives.

Project hypothesis Gas price freeze At the level of 2022. This solution is aimed primarily at households, but also at vulnerable beneficiaries such as schools, kindergartens, medical facilities or residential communities.

The law also provides add gas. The new heating subsidy is the government’s response to a difficult energy situation. From January 2023, the VAT on gas will return to 23 percent. Currently, as part of the anti-inflation shield, it’s 0 percent.

People on the lowest income will get the gas supplement. Co-financing is available to people whose monthly income does not exceed:

  • 2100 PLN in a house for one person,
  • PLN 1,500 per person in a multi-person household.

The supplement will correspond to the amount of VAT, which will increase from January 1 in the case of energy charges. A tax refund is provided to households that use a gas stove as their main heat source, entered or reported to the Central Emissions Register of Buildings (CEEB).

The settlement of the VAT refund is the responsibility of the local governments. You will need to apply for a refund within 30 days of receiving the invoice documenting the gas connection. It can also be submitted electronically.

The Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) states that the estimated number of households eligible for a VAT refund will be around 300,000.. The cost of this recovery is estimated at PLN 1 billion.

The good news is that you will not need to submit the appropriate applications to receive gas supplements. Just submit it at the municipal office gas bill. As announced by the Minister of Climate, all invoices issued in 2023 can be brought to the office and on this basis the officials must return the VAT paid to us.

It also assumes the special protection law for some consumers of gaseous fuels In 2023, gas tariffs for households, communities, cooperatives or sensitive entities will be frozen at the level of 2022. The principle of the frozen gas tariff will apply to all- regardless of income threshold.

Gas sellers will be required to apply a cap of PLN 200.17 per MWh in settlements with end users.. Distribution fees will also be frozen. The new regulations apply to individual recipients and sensitive recipients, such as schools, hospitals, churches, and kindergartens.

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