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Legal days-off in 2012 in Romania

According to art. 134 of the Labour Code, actualised in 2011 with the Law 40/2011, in Romania the legal non-working days are:

  • 1-2 January, New Year
  • 1st and 2nd day of Easter
  • 1st of May, international worker`s day
  • 1st and 2nd day of Whitsuntide, 3-4th of June
  • Assumption Day, 15th of August
  • 1st of December, National Day of Romania
  • 1st and 2nd day of Christms, 25-26 December

The people who belong to different religions than the Orthodox one have the right to take two days off for every one of the three annual religious holidays, declared so by the legal religious cults.

More additional proposals for days-off have been made: 24th of January, 10th of May or 30th of November, but these haven`t been aproved yet, still having the project status. Therefore, these days are not presently acknowledged as legal holidays.

The term for submitting annual financial statements (D 101) has been altered

Every beginning of the year comes with a series of questions regarding the reporting of the financial situation of the last year. In the following article, we will try to give an answer to some of the frequently asked questions on this matter, with reference to the 2011 financial year.

When do we submit Declaration 101 in 2012?

According to Ordonance nr. 2/25th of January 2012 regarding modification and completion of OG 92/2003 regarding Fiscal Procedure Code, annual declaration of income tax (tax on profit) for 2011 will be submitted, with the proper authorities, until March 25th, except non-profit organizations and companies with their majority of income based on cereal culture and technical plants, tree and vine farming, which submit their form up to 25th of february 2012. read more»

Ascent Group opens a new office in Sibiu

Ascent Group continues its expansion plans by opening a new office in Romania, in Sibiu.

Ascent Group's office in Sibiu will offer clients all types of services the consulting group Ascent is offering, but also aims to become a catalyst for enhancing business relations between the central part of Romania and other countries in the region.

Not last, Sibiu office aims to provide support to all foreign investors intending to start a business in Transylvania.

The office in Sibiu is the 7th office opened by Ascent Group, after those in Bucharest, Arad, Chisinau, Limassol, Sofia and Belgrade.

The contact details where you can find our new office are:

Ascent Group Sibiu
Revolution street no. 1, apt. 15
Tel: +40 269 211090
fax: +40 269 211722

We look forward to see you in Sibiu!

Mediation and work placement abroad

People who choose to work abroad usually use the services of companies that provide mediation services and job placement abroad, as they have don’t have a firm offer of work abroad or may not relate directly to potential employers abroad.

In Romania, private activity of mediation and work placement abroad is strictly regulated by law and companies that provide mediation services must meet certain conditions to carry out this work, namely: read more»

Your Best Tuesday - dialogue with Adela Cristea

2011-03-01 18:30
Europe/Bucharest

Business-Edu organizes on Tuesday, 1st of March, another event from the “Your Best Tuesday!” series - the place where we have the opportunity to debate with our friends the problems of the universe that we live in.

This time the topic will be “The Challenge of Enterpreneurship”

Some of the issues that we want to address are: read more»

The return to microcompanies

On 30th of December 2010 the Romanian Government introduced through the O.U. no. 117/2010 the possibility to return to the status of microcompany.

In the understanding of this ordinance, the microcompany is a legal entity that at 31st of December 2010 meets ALL the following conditions:

  1. has incomes other than those obtained from banking, insurance, reinsurance, capital markets (except the intermediary in these areas), gambling, consultancy and management.
  2. has minimum 1 and maximum 9 employees
  3. achieved revenues that did not exceed the equivalent in lei of 100.000 EUR
  4. the registered capital is held by persons, other than state and local authorities

On 30th of December 2010 the Romanian Government introduced through the O.U. no. 117/2010 the possibility to return to the status of microcompany. read more»

Gross minimum salary was changed from 1st of January 2011

Starting with 1st of January 2011 the minimum gross salary guaranteed payment is set at 670 lei per month according to H.G. 11931/2010, compared with 600 lei as it was at the end of 2010.

The amount of 670 lei is set for a full-time working schedule of 170 hours per month, representing 3.94 lei/hour. The staff compliance with a salary below the minimum gross salary is considered to be a contravention and is punishable by law with a fine of 1.000 lei up to 2.000 lei.

Therefore according with the new provisions, the minimum gross salary is 670 lei for an unqualified worker, a minimum gross salary of 804 lei for a qualified worker, and for the personnel employed in positions that require higher education will be of 1340 lei.

The H.G. 1193/2010 that enables the minimum gross salary guaranteed payment was published in the Official Gazette, Part I no. 824 from 9 December 2010.

The main legislative changes in fiscal domain for 2011

During the last days of 2010, were published in the Official Gazette 891/30.12.2010 important changes of the Fiscal Code and of the Regulations for the application of the Fiscal Code, but also of the social insurance legislation and the Fiscal Procedure Code. The governmental decree that stipulates these changes is OUG 117 for the amendment and completition of Law no. 571/2003 regarding the Fiscal Code and reglementation of some financial and fiscal measures.

Amendments to the Fiscal Code relates primarily to: tax, income tax on small companies, VAT, income tax, excise duties, social contributions. Here are the main changes occurring in each of these areas: read more»

Public speaking, open training, Arad

2010-12-09 09:00
2010-12-10 17:00
Europe/Bucharest

How to captivate our audience ...

Sweaty palms, the perspiration of the forehead, the accelerate heartbeat or the erasure of all the ideas from your mind are some of the inconveniences that might occur in a public presentation. The fear of speaking in public is among the biggest fear of the human being.

The ability to make presentations in public and to efficiently sustain ideas has an important impact on our success in career and the whole society.

With the techniques and methods presented in this course you will better understand better can we make a successful and a persuasive presentation in order to maintain the interest of the audience awake.

Target

The course is addressed to: read more»

Starting with October 1st the minimum tax dissapears!

Based on the Romanian Government’s representatives, starting with October 1st, the minimum tax will be eliminated. The minimum tax was introduced at 1st of May 2009, together with other fiscal measures aimed to diminish the effects of the economic crisis, but finally, their effects were exactly the opposite.

As a result of the minimum tax's elimination, the companies will pay between the 1st of October and the 31st of December 2010 the profit tax of 16%.

The last deadline for the minimum tax (the flat tax) will be the 25th of October, for the 3rd quarter of 2010. Starting with the 25th of February 2011, the companies will pay the profit tax for the 4th quarter of 2010, accordingly with the calculation norms existing before the introduction of the minimum tax. read more»

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