Electricity prices – new tariffs from January 1, 2022. Anti-inflationary shield, lower VAT on electricity and gas

Electricity prices – new tariffs from January 1, 2022. Anti-inflationary shield, lower VAT on electricity and gas
Electricity prices – new tariffs from January 1, 2022. Anti-inflationary shield, lower VAT on electricity and gas

Electricity rate increases have come into force since Saturday. Customers of Enea, Energa, PGE, Tauron and E.ON Polska will pay more for electricity. At the same time, also from Saturday, lower excise tax on electricity and lower VAT rates on natural gas and electricity apply. These are solutions from the so-called anti-inflationary shield, which are to temporarily mitigate energy price increases.

The President of the Energy Regulatory Office announced in mid-December that he had approved tariffs for the sale of energy for Enea, Energa, PGE and Tauron.

Effective January 1, 2022, the rates are increasing by an average of 37 percent. As stated, the total average increase in the statistical household account accounted for comprehensively (sales and distribution in the G11 group) is to amount to approx. 24 percent compared to 2021.

He also informed his clients about new, higher rates company E.ON Polska (formerly innogy Polska). The company has raised the electricity rate by 33.2 percent since Saturday.

The President of the ERO also approved new gas sales tariffs for PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny. According to the Office, the tariff rate for gas fuel is growing by about 83 percent net, and in total, the average bill is expected to increase by 54 percent.

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Anti-inflationary shield. Energy prices

The real change in consumers’ payments may differ from that indicated by the Energy Regulatory Office or by the energy sellers themselves as a result of the so-called anti-inflationary shield. From Saturday, January 1 this year. excise tax rates on electricity are falling. The amendment to the excise tax act adopted in December 2021 provides that the sale of electricity to households will be exempt from excise duty, amounting to PLN 5 per megawatt hour (MWh) in 2021. In the case of an average household using 1.8 MWh per year, the reduction in excise duty is to mean that the electricity bill will be lower by 0.75 PLN per month.

The excise duty rates for other electricity consumers are also reduced – from PLN 5 to PLN 4.60 per MWh. This does not apply to hard coal mining and coke production, where the excise duty does not change and amounts to PLN 3 per MWh. The lower excise tax is to apply until the end of May.

Moreover, reductions in VAT rates have entered into force for: natural gas from 23 percent. to 8 percent, electricity from 23 percent. up to 5 percent and thermal energy from 23 percent. up to 8 percent The reduced VAT rates are expected to apply until the end of March.

Fuel prices

From December 20, 2021, a reduced excise tax on fuels was in force as part of the so-called anti-inflationary shield. The reduced rates were valid until January 1, 2022 and amounted to: for motor gasoline – PLN 1,369 per 1000 liters; for diesel oil – PLN 1065 per 1000 liters; for biocomponents constituting self-contained fuels – PLN 1065 per 1000 liters; and for liquefied gases to drive internal combustion engines – PLN 364 per 1000 kg.

From January 1, 2022, the excise tax rates on fuels have changed. The excise duty on gasoline is PLN 1,413 per 1,000 liters; diesel oils and biocomponents constituting self-contained fuels – PLN 1104 per 1000 liters; and for liquefied gases to drive internal combustion engines – PLN 387.00 per 1000 kg. The act provides that the above rates will apply until May 31, 2022.

In addition, from January 1 to May 31, 2022, retail sales of gasoline, diesel oils, biocomponents constituting intrinsic fuels, gases intended for driving internal combustion engines will not be subject to taxation with retail sales tax.

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