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New VAT payment system starting with January 2013

According to Government Decision 15/2012 for modifying the Law 571/2003 regarding the Fiscal Code for 2013, the taxpayers with tax residence in Romania and whose revenue during October 1st 2011 – September 30th 2012, does not exceed 2.250.000 RON will be applying the VAT charge on cashed-in system starting January 1st 2013.

In order to comply with these provisions, the taxpayer who is pass to the new system is responsible for submitting, before October 25th, a written notification to prove that revenue during October 1st 2011 – September 30th 2012 (inclusive) did not exceed the 2.250.000 RON limit.

  • VAT on cash system does not apply to taxpayers that are part of a single fiscal group.
  • VAT on cash system applies only to transactions where goods or services are in Romania.

Transations which are not affected by the new system

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New VAT payment system starting with January 2013

September 26, 2012Rainfall

According to Government Decision 15/2012 for modifying the Law 571/2003 regarding the Fiscal Code for 2013, the taxpayers with tax residence in Romania and whose revenue during October 1st 2011 – September 30th 2012, does not exceed 2.250.000 RON will be applying the VAT charge on cashed-in system starting January 1st 2013.

In order to comply with these provisions, the taxpayer who is pass to the new system is responsible for submitting, before October 25th, a written notification to prove that revenue during October 1st 2011 – September 30th 2012 (inclusive) did not exceed the 2.250.000 RON limit.

  • VAT on cash system does not apply to taxpayers that are part of a single fiscal group.
  • VAT on cash system applies only to transactions where goods or services are in Romania.

Transations which are not affected by the new system

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Otilia Gal takes over the Financial Manager position within Ascent Group

September 19, 2012Rainfall

The midsummer of 2012 marked a change in the management of Ascent Group. Thus, with the 1st of July, the new financial manager of Ascent Group is Otilia Gal.

Otilia is an alumni of the Faculty of Economics from the University of Timisoara. Over the years she enriched her knowledge by attending numerous courses and specializations in finance and accounting.

Professionally, Otilia has 10 years of experience in finance, both within multinational companies and local companies.

During the last four years Otilia has held the position of financial advisor in the Arad office of Ascent Group Arad, and since the 1st of July 2012 she became the financial manager of Ascent Group.

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Transition from the words “commercial company” to the word “company”

September 19, 2012Rainfall

Law no. 76/2012 for the implementation of law no. 134/2012 concerning the Civil Procedure Code is the law that brings modifications for commercial companies.
This law will enter into force on 01.09.2012.

Art.79 of law no. 76/2012 stipulates: “In a term of 2 years after the present law enters into force, companies registered in the Commercial Register with the words “commercial company” in their name are required to do the necessary steps in order to replace them with the term “company”. Until completing these steps, the company can function with the name entered in the Commercial Register when the present law entered into force. The registration in the Commercial Register of this mention about the modification of the constitutive act concerning the change of the name of the company is exempt of registration tax”.

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Disciplinary proceedings to employees

May 23, 2012Rainfall

Given the fact that there are enough employers and employees who are unfamiliar with the disciplinary proceedings involving employees, we will present, in synthesis, the procedural steps of the disciplinary sanction.
  • First step is finding that aberrance.
Given the fact that there are enough employers and employees who are unfamiliar with the disciplinary proceedings involving employees, we will present, in synthesis, the procedural steps of the disciplinary sanction.
  • First step is finding that aberrance.

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

February 20, 2012Rainfall

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.

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Contribution rates of the social insurances for 2012

March 16, 2012Rainfall

Contribution rates of the employers and the employees for 2012 are currently established by the two normative acts: Law No: 294/2011 Law on social state insurance budget in 2012, published in the Official Monitor no. 913 and the Law No: 293/2011- Law on state budget in 2012, published in the Official Monitor no. 914 of 22 December 2011.

Contribution to the social insurances

For 2012, the contribution rates of the social insurances are:

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Legal days-off in 2012 in Romania

March 16, 2012Rainfall

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.

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The minimal gross wage has been increased to 700 lei starting the 1st of January.

March 16, 2012Rainfall

According to the H.G. no. 1225/2011, starting with 01.01.2012 the minimum ensured gross wage per country is established to 700 lei/month compared to 670 lei/month as it used to be by the end of 2011.

The amount of 700lei/month is being established for a full time schedule of 169,33 hours average per month in 2012 which represents 4.13 lei/hour.

An individual contract termination with a salary below the one established as the minimal gross wage per country will be considered as minor offence and will be sanctioned according to the law with a fee from 1.000 lei to 2.000 lei.

Therefore, according to the new purview, the minimum gross wage per country is 700 lei for an uqualified worker.

H.G.1225/2011 for establishing the minimum gross wage per country was published in Monitorul Oficial of 14 December 2011.

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The beginning of Summer brought with it a new human resources manager at Ascent Group

September 28, 2011Rainfall

Early summer marked a change in the Ascent Group team. Thus, from the 1st of May, the new HR manager of Ascent Group in Romania is Ramona Bosînceanu.
Ramona is an alumnus of the Economics Faculty of the Aurel Vlaicu University in Arad, and of a Master program in Human Resources Management. Over the years, Ramona enriched her knowledge by attending numerous courses and specializations in the field of human resources.
Ramona has 9 years of experiences in the field of human resources, of which 3 years as a human resources specialist at Ascent Group. During this period she was involved in many projects of personal recruitment and executive search, personnel administration and payroll, personal assessment, restructuring of enterprises, collective negotiations and training.

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Codul Muncii – Ce se modifică începând cu 01 Mai 2011?

April 29, 2011Rainfall

In the Official Gazette, Part I, no. 0225 of 31 March 2011, Law 40/2011, for amending and supplementing Law no. 53/2003 – Labor Code, was published.

Amendments to the Labor Code are as follows:

1. Article 1 – (1) ‘This code regulates the employment relationship”, as compared to “implements all individual and collective labor relations.”

2. 16 – (2) Brings the obvious completion “Before entering the service, the individual employment contract shall be entered in the register of employee records, which is transmitted to the Territorial Labor Inspectorate” electronically.
If before the employer had to register the contract with the Labor Inspectorate within 20 days and then to hand the employee a copy of it, article 16 – (3) comes with completion “The employer is obliged, before commencement of work, to hand the employee a copy of the employment contract.”

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Întreprinzătorul debutant, o nouă formă de SRL

February 24, 2011Rainfall

Young entrepreneur, a new form of SRL

In the Official Gazzete of Romania nr. 103/09.02.2011 was published the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 6/02.02.2011 to stimulate the establishment and development of micro enterprises by young entrepreneurs.

Intrested persons, who wish to benefit from the Program to stimulate creation and development of micro enterprises by young entrepreneurs, may require registration with the Trade Registry within whose territorial jurisdiction the head office.

Program beneficiaries covered by this emergency ordinance, called young trader, is a major individual who meets the following conditions:

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Amendments to the Fiscal Code startig with July 1st 2010

July 2, 2010Rainfall

Starting July 1st 2010, new tax and fiscal regulations are applied in Romania, due to the Emergency Ordinance 58 from June 26th 2010, that will affect all sectors of the national economy.

We briefly present the changes brought by this ordinance:

Profit Tax

Article 32 of the Fiscal Code is amended and has the following content:

“Art.32 Any loss realized by permanent headquarters situated in other states other than Member States of the European Union / European Association of Free Trade or which are located in a state with which Romania has concluded a double taxation convention is deductible only from the income earned by that permanent headquarters.

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New registered companies don’t pay minimum tax in 2010

April 23, 2010Rainfall

As by the application rules of the Romanian Tax Code, the companies founded in 2010 pay income tax but do not pay the minimum tax.

This provision is included in art.11^6 of the Implementing Rules of the Tax Code for Article 18:

“11^6. Taxpayers established during the year are not entering under the provisions of Art. 18 para. (2) for the year wehen they are registered at the Trade Registry, but they are required to determine the income tax as by the provisions of Title II “Tax profits” of the Tax Code.”

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