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Unions want abrogation of copyright remuneration, employers want turnover-based taxation

The abrogation of copyright remuneration was one of the proposals made by Cartel Alfa at the meeting of the Ministry of Finance, trade unions and employers’ associations on the Emergency Ordinance on budget revision. Regarding the controversial lump sum tax, a proposal was made to tax operators according to their turnover. Another topic was the obligation of the natural gas producers and distributors to contribute to the Social Fund.

‘A proposal was retained to amend the Fiscal Code so that an employee can no longer receive copyright as remuneration,’ Cartel Alfa leader Bogdan Hossu told HotNews.ro. As far as the taxation of SMEs is concerned, the Ministry of Finance will look at the possibility of applying a lump tax according to the company’s turnover.

The representatives of the business circles requested the Finance Ministry to exempt the companies with an annual turnover of up to EUR 15,000 from the payment of the lump-sum tax, and that the latter would be paid on a differentiated basis, subject to the business level, Cezar Coraci, president UGIR 1903, declared yesterday. “I also requested that those with a turnover between EUR 15,000 and 30,000 would pay EUR 1,000 and those between EUR 30,000 and 100,000 would pay EUR 1,500,” the president of UGIR 1903 employers’ associations stressed.

Following the budget revision, natural gas producers and distributors may be obliged to contribute to the constitution of the Social Fund. The initial text of the ordinance indicated a willing contribution on their behalf. The contributions local natural gas producers and distributors will make to the Social Fund regularly are amounts obtained from the increase of the price of the natural gas in the course of 2009.

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