9.2.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 37/19


Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Wojewódzki Sąd Administracyjny we Wrocławiu (Republic of Poland) lodged on 4 December 2007 — Uwe Rüffler v Dyrektor Izby Skarbowej we Wrocławiu — Ośrodek Zamiejscowy w Wałbrzychu

(Case C-544/07)

(2008/C 37/27)

Language of the case: Polish

Referring court

Wojewódzki Sąd Administracyjny we Wrocławiu (Regional Administrative Court, Wrocław) (Poland)

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Uwe Rüffler

Defendant: Dyrektor Izby Skarbowej we Wrocławiu — Ośrodek Zamiejscowy w Wałbrzychu (Director of the Wrocław Tax Division, Wałbrzych office)

Question referred

Must the provisions of the first paragraph of Article 12 EC and Article 39(1) and (2) EC be construed as precluding the national provision contained in Article 27b of the Law of 26 July 1991 on income tax payable by natural persons, which restricts the right to a reduction of income tax by the amount of compulsory health insurance contributions paid to contributions paid exclusively on the basis of provisions of national law, in the case where a resident pays in another Member State compulsory health insurance contributions deducted from income taxed in Poland?