The fee for using the radio receiver is PLN 7.50 per month, and owners of TV or TV and radio equipment must pay PLN 24.50 per month. Due to the new regulations of the National Broadcasting Board in this regard, starting from next year, prices will increase to PLN 8.70 and PLN 27.30 per month. People who decide to pay longer in advance can count on a reduction in fees.
In Poland, at least 3.7 million people do not have to pay an RTV subscription. This includes people over the age of 75, citizens who have a high degree of disability, are completely unable to work or have the first disability group. The contribution must not be paid by war and military disabled persons, persons who were oppressed during the Polish People’s Republic, as well as those receiving a pension not exceeding half the average salary.
Which drivers should they pay?
Although the RTV subscription is mainly related to the household obligation, car receiver owners must also pay. – Poczta Polska performs tasks related to the RTV service in accordance with the provisions of the Law of April 21, 2005 on subscription fees (Consolidated Text, Code of Laws 2020, item 1689) in the field of acceptance, registration and control of the obligation for the registration of radio and television equipment and the obligation to pay the subscription fee. The relevant law obliges the owner to register a radio or television set and pay the subscription fee, without distinguishing whether the equipment is at home or, for example, in a car, to inform Wirtualnemedia.pl Daniel Witowski, a spokesperson for Poczta Polska.
If the driver lives in a house that pays the subscription fee on a regular basis, there is no need to worry. – It is worth noting that If you pay an in-home RTV subscription, you don’t have to pay extra costs for the radio in a private carAs shown in art. 2 Clause 5 of the Law of April 21, 2005 Concerning Subscription Fees – Witowski explains. However, the Bezprawnik.pl portal indicates that people who run a company for which the car is registered must pay an additional fee. The obligation also applies to cars rented and leased from companies. If the contract does not transfer such a fee to the driver, these companies must pay for the subscription.
The obligation to register and pay the subscription fee applies to companies, institutions and bodies that carry out commercial activity. This obligation is the result of the Law of April 21, 2005 on subscription fees and the Regulation of the Minister of Administration and Digitization of December 17, 2013 on the conditions and procedures for registration of radio and television receivers. A subscription fee is payable for each wireless receiver (Section 2 (4) of the Subscription Fee Act, subject to Section 2 (5) (2)). Thus, it should be considered Subscription fee must be paid for each company vehicle used in commercial activities — Explains Elżbieta Karasiewicz of RTV Subscription, KRRiT’s Public Information Division.
We recently reported that more and more people are experiencing problems due to not subscribing. – From January 1 to March 31, 2022, 7,979 creditor-issued enforcement bonds were issued – Poczta Polska SA was issued to tax offices, with the legal basis for the enforced obligation “OPAB – Unpaid Subscription Fee for Recipient Use” – Wirtualnemedia.pl reported in May Ministry of Finance. This is almost three times more than the previous year, because 2,714 of these bonds were issued at that time, and the enforcement bond is the basis for starting enforcement proceedings. The penalty for not paying an RTV subscription is 30 times the monthly amount. Any person or company caught doing so must also pay the contributions due.
How much will TVP and Polskie Radio receive from subscription and compensation?
in the budget for this year. Telewizja Polska saved 2.066 billion PLN from RTV subscription and subscription compensation. This is more than last year, when the public broadcaster received PLN 1.71 billion in compensation and PLN 331.4 million in subscription fees.. Even in the years 2014-2016, before receiving the first compensation, the broadcaster had from PLN 366 to 444 million per year from the same subscription. However, in 2010-2013 it was less than 300 million PLN per year. Polish radio will receive 110,004 million PLN (a year ago: 125.91 million PLN). Less money will also be allocated to 17 regional stations of Polish radio: 99 million PLN (last year – 112.66 million PLN) will be distributed.
We reported in April that the Senate had received a bill to opt out of radio and television. If such regulations came into force, Poles could have up to 450 million PLN annually in their pockets. However, the idea is criticized by, among others, the Ministry of Culture and the National Broadcasting Council. The chairman of the board, Witold Kolodzejski, asserted at the time that new regulations – if they came in – would further destabilize the public media funding system, radically reducing the amounts allocated to them – without offering permanent and systematic solutions that would make up for it. These financial declines.
The Board noted that private payers currently represent 73% of the total. All subscription proceeds, so filtering this source de facto means canceling the subscription entirely. Furthermore: it will make it impossible to award broadcasters compensation for lost subscription revenue in the future. Another negative effect of introducing the new solution is depriving Poczta Polska of income from subscription fees.
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