Lower ZUS contributions for the first three years of running a business. The government has a new idea.

The period of preferential payment of social security contributions will be extended to 3 years – proposed MRPiPS. The baseline would be 30 percent of the minimum wage in the first and second year of business and 60% in the third year.

The family, work and social policy panel has addressed a draft amendment to the Social Security Act on Tuesday.

According to the regulations in force, people starting a non-agricultural business activity are entitled to a 2-year preferential period of social security contributions. The proposal proposes that this period be extended to 3 years.

As stated in the justification of the project, the basis of social security contributions would be 30%. minimum wage in the first and second year of non-agricultural business activity and 60% minimum wage in the third year. It was only after this time that business people would start paying social security contributions on a basis of at least 60 percent. average salary (currently 2 years).

According to the authors of the project, this will increase the number of people starting a business and increase the survival rate of businesses, as some entrepreneurs now quit their business or retire during the preferential pay period or in the following year. Meanwhile, according to research and statistics, the third year of activity is crucial to the functioning of the company.

Another idea to encourage young people to start up businesses was presented on Monday by Grzegorz Schetyna. The Leader of the PO announced that the project would soon be submitted. It provides for the total exemption of ZUS and NFZ contributions to persons aged 18-24 who are self-employed.

If they do not want to run a company within two years of starting their business, they will not have to pay contributions (except NFZ contributions) until they reach age 25.