Poland to introduce digital tax amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The Polish government will introduce a 1.5% revenue tax on online streaming services to help pay for the cost of coronavirus-related spending packages, the finance minister said. A government assessment finds that the new tax could generate up to 15 million Polish zloty (€3.3 million).

The analysis lists Netflix as the biggest anticipated payer of the proposed tax, followed by IPLA, Poland’s biggest Internet TV service. Amazon and Apple TV+ rank fourth and sixth on the list of biggest anticipated payers.

However, the proposal must be approved by Parliament and signed by the president before becoming law.

It is unclear if the proposed tax would be a temporary measure during the coronavirus pandemic or also applied once it is over.