Robotization tax relief

Robotization tax relief

Rising employment costs, lack of qualified staff, new quality requirements or the need to increase efficiency are forcing entrepreneurs to invest in the robotisation and automation of production processes. Polish entrepreneurs have a lot to do in this field. According to the 2023 Industrial Automation and Robotics report by the Sobieski Institute (Instytut Sobieskiego) with the support of the Polish Automation and Robotics Association (Forum Automatyki i Robotyki Polskiej), South Korea has 1,000 robots per 10,000 industrial workers, Germany has 397, the Czech Republic has 168, and Poland has 52. We can and must close this gap in robotisation very quickly. The authors of the report themselves state that “the introduction of a ‘robotisation tax relief – may stimulate robotisation and digitalisation, but intensified and carefully considered measures are needed”. And it is with these measures in the field of robotisation that we will help you reduce your tax burden.

Before we get into the specifics of this tax relief, let us take a breath and look at the broader background. According to the Sobieski Institute’s report, the increase in the number of industrial robots installed in Poland in 2021/2022 is … 1%. This information is more sad than interesting at a time when robotisation tax relief, R&D tax reliefs and EU funding for the automation and robotics industry are being widely promoted…

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    A promise is a promise. It is time to introduce the main topic of this text: the robotisation tax relief makes it possible to additionally reduce the tax base by 50% of costs incurred for robotisation in a given fiscal year.

    As an example, applying robotisation tax relief to the expense amounting to PLN 1 million gives savings of PLN 95.000.

    The robotisation tax relief may be applied to:

    • costs of purchasing industrial robots
    • machines and peripherals for industrial robots
    • machines, devices and other things functionally related to industrial robots (sensors, controllers, relays, safety locks, covers, light curtains)
    • remote management, diagnostics, monitoring or servicing machines, devices or systems for industrial robots
    • human-machine interaction devices for industrial robots
    • costs of acquiring intangible assets necessary for correctly starting up and commissioning industrial robots
    • costs of purchasing training services concerning industrial robots

    The robotisation tax relief may be applied to expenses incurred between 2022 and 2026.

    How can we help?
    • together with the Tech Kraft team, we offer to comprehensively analyse the available methods of financing expenditure on automation and robotisation, which may include both public funding and robotisation tax relief.
    • the support we provide includes the practical implementation of the robotisation tax relief. Together with the Tech Kraft team, we help verify whether robots and other devices purchased by the client meet the statutory definitions that allow the client to take advantage of tax relief for robotisation.
    • we also prepare applications for tax rulings in order to confirm the right to apply of the robotisation tax relief.