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VAT at collection system became optional!

At the beginning of 2013 Romania introduced the VAT payment system at collection. A system that led to multiple controversy and, although it is based on a healthy fiscal philosophy, it was implemented with multiple gaps.



But 2014 starts with good news. According to the GO 111/2013 was instituted the option of VAT collection application for taxpayers whose yearly turnover does not exceed 2,250,000 lei in the previous calendar year.

In other words, VAT collection system is not mandatory anymore, it becomes optional, leaving eligible taxpayers to decide whether to apply or not based their economic particularities.



Therefore, taxable persons on January 1, 2014 who already apply VAT collection system will proceed as follows:

 

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VAT at collection system became optional!

January 31, 2014Cristina Felnecan

At the beginning of 2013 Romania introduced the VAT payment system at collection. A system that led to multiple controversy and, although it is based on a healthy fiscal philosophy, it was implemented with multiple gaps.



But 2014 starts with good news. According to the GO 111/2013 was instituted the option of VAT collection application for taxpayers whose yearly turnover does not exceed 2,250,000 lei in the previous calendar year.

In other words, VAT collection system is not mandatory anymore, it becomes optional, leaving eligible taxpayers to decide whether to apply or not based their economic particularities.



Therefore, taxable persons on January 1, 2014 who already apply VAT collection system will proceed as follows:

 

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What news brings September 1?

August 31, 2013Adela Cristea

From September 1, 2013 several changes to the Tax Code and its implementing rules shall take effect. Among them, are worth mentioning :

Introduction of the reduced VAT rate TVA of 9% for backery products

This will apply to the following products:

  • all kinds of bread
  • croissants, rolls, sticks, pretzels, minibaghete, batons and braids ;
  • white wheat flour, milled wheat flour, wheat flour and dark rye flour ;
  • triticum spelta and meslin wheat – CN code 1001 99 00, and rye – CN code 1002 90 00

Excise tax will be extended to more products.

New categories of luxury products will be subject of the excise tax, such as:

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Microcompanies. What’s new in 2013?

February 1, 2013Adela Cristea

The beginning of the year brought some changes related to the legal and fiscal status of the microcompanies in Romania. Specifically, based on the Government Ordinance no. 8/2013, published in the Official Gazette no. 54 from 23 January 2013, the article 1121, c) of the Fiscal Code was modified, it’s new content being: „obtained revenues that do not overcome the amount of 65.000 euro”.

In other words, the 100.000 eur limit for revenues that allowed a company to qualify as microcompany, valid until last year, was reduced to 65.000 euro.

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The minimum wage for 2013 in Romania was changed!

February 1, 2013Adela Cristea

The recently discussed chenges regarding the minimum wage in Romania became a fact. Thus, in the Official Gazette (Part I, no. 52.2013) was published the Decision no. 23/2013, which states the minimum gross base salary guaranteed in Romania.

The new rates are:

  • starting with February 1, 2013, the gross minimum wage is 750 lei per month for a full-time program of 168,667 hours in average per month
  • starting with July 1, 2013, the gross minimum wage is 800 lei per month for a full-time program of 168,667 hours in average per month

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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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Amendments to parental leave from 2012

February 23, 2012Ramona Bosinceanu

Order 124 of December 2011, for the amendment and completion of normative acts which regulates the granting of social assistance benefits was published in Official Monitor number 938 of December 30, 2011.
The amendments include the following:
· the amount of the state allowance for children is determined in relation with the social reference indicator, hereinafter referred to as ISR;

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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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