Michaela Merz


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Romania – abolishment of VAT split payment mechanism as of 1 February 2020


First introduced in October 2017, the VAT split payment mechanism was supposed to tackle VAT fraud and increase the Romanian state revenues. Debated by many taxpayers that it will not achieve the desired outcomes, the VAT split payment mechanism received also the criticism of the European Commission in November 2018.

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Romania: Proposal to reduce the standard VAT rate from 19% to 16% as per 1 of January 2020


The proposal to reduce the standard VAT rate from 19% to 16% starting from 1 January 2020 was adopted by the Senate on 21 October 2019 and is currently under the analysis of various committees under the Deputy Chamber. Continue reading


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Romania – It’s very difficult to get registered for VAT purposes


Romania has a very high fraud in the VAT field and this is why the authorities had put in place a VAT registration process for resident entities, which is far more demanding compared to similar processes in other EU countries. Continue reading


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Romania – Update on split payment introduction as per 1st of January 2018


Referring  VAT split payment  the Romanian Senate has approved and further on passed on the amended law related to the VAT split payment system to the Deputy Chamber (i.e. the second institution within the Romanian Parliament that has decisional powers in fiscal matters). Continue reading


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Romania – VAT split payment postponed till 2019


The Romanian senators from the budget finance committee discussed and proposed some amendments related to the VAT split payment system.

On 10 October 2017 the senators decided to return the proposed amendments to the budget finance committee for a week to clarify the effective impact of this measure on the Romanian State Budget (in case the system will be applied only to a limited number of companies and not in a generalized form). Continue reading


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Romania – Update on VAT split payment


Referring to the information on VAT split payment in Romania I would like to update you as follow:

This week the Romanian senators from the Budget Finance Committee discussed and proposed some amendments related to the VAT split system. Continue reading