Impact of eliminating the taxes in 2017, double than draft’s estimation


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The impact of draft law that provides the elimination of 102 non-tax charges as of January 1 of 2017 is RON 1.6 billion, or 0.2 percent of GDP, double than the previous estimation, Finance Minister Anca Dragu said on Wednesday.

She mentioned that these fees are not related to the Tax Code.

“All the fees are provided in other fiscal acts. Only the tax on fiscal record is related to the Tax Code, but it was removed ever since 2015. The fees are revenues to the general consolidated budget, but not related to the Tax Code, MFP legislation,” Dragu explained.

Regarding the possibility that the current legislative initiatives to be included in next year’s budget, Fin Min said that this depends on the decision of those who are carrying out the next year’s budget, which measures will be kept or not, but certainly it will take into account the budget deficit limit.

The Senate passed on Monday as the first notified Chamber, the PSD legislative proposal on the elimination of 102 non-tax charges starting with next year.

The draft law seeks to eliminate several taxes, including vehicle environmental stamp tax, Trade Register fees, consular and citizenship fees, taxes for fiscal record, radio & tv taxes, the additional fee for issuing temporary passport, fee for any loss or modification of documents, extrajudicial stamp tax, permits fee for amateur or sporty fishing, Interior Ministry (MAI) fees for public services, National House of Pensions taxes.


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