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Increases in taxes and excise duties as of August 1

Starting August, new tax increases will be introduced in the case of gambling winnings, and also this time it is proposed to increase the level of the total excise duty for cigarettes and alcoholic beverages.

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Starting with August 2022, new tax rates for gambling activities are introduced. These measures also apply to gambling winnings characteristic of casinos, poker clubs, slot-machines or lots of over 600 lei, including, for which taxation is made separately from the income obtained from participation in other types of gambling.

In the case of gambling revenues, it is proposed to maintain the way of determining the income tax by applying a tax scale with income tranches on each gross income, with tax rates ranging between 10% and 40%. At the same time, the proposed tax scale includes the change of income installments.

At present, the tax rates are between 1% and 25% and the revenues obtained as a result of participation in gambling characteristic of casinos, poker clubs, slot-machines and lozings below the value of the non-taxable amount of 66.750 lei, including, made by the taxpayer for each gross income received are not taxable.

Excise duties on cigarettes, alcohol and alcoholic beverages will be increased on August 1, 2022

The increase of excise duties on alcohol and alcoholic beverages will be made as of 1 August 2022, taking into account that the level of excise duties for these products has not been updated since the rewriting of the fiscal Code, according to the draft Ordinance on the modification of the fiscal Code.

Also from August 1, 2022, it is proposed to increase the level of the total excise duty for cigarettes, from 563,97 lei/1.000 cigarettes to 594,97 lei/1.000 cigarettes, as well as to adopt a new timetable for gradually increasing the level of the total excise duty for cigarettes, taking into account the need to comply with the Union legislation in the field of tobacco products, securing budget revenues and ensuring the necessary fiscal predictability for the sector.