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December 4, 2021
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ANAF: Over 72 pc of firms closed in the first 9 months were idle

Over 72 per cent of the firms which were closed in the first nine months did not have any activity, declared ANAF president, Sorin Blejnar, who considers that the liquidation of these companies was not determined by the minimum tax. “We consider that the main causes which determined these firms to stop their activity were that the commercial companies were not functional, the activity was reduced because of the economic crisis, they were relocated,” Blejnar declared for Mediafax. He pointed out that of the 128,046 firms closed during January-September, 10 per cent had an insignificant volume of activity, with a monthly turnover below EUR 100. ANAF president pointed out that many of the firms were registered as authorized natural persons in order to better organize their activity. During the above mentioned period, 51,845 authorized natural persons were set up, almost 3,000 more than in the whole year 2008, when there were 49,092 new such firms. According to ANAF data, the state cashed until September revenues of RON 592.8 M from the minimum tax which went to the general consolidated budget.


According to the provisions of an emergency ordinance which went into effect on May 1, the firms in whose case the profit tax was lower than the minimum tax are obliged to pay an amount calculated subject to their revenues. The introduction of this tax was criticized by businessmen, and also by the representatives of the political parties. Thus, the firms pay an annual minimum tax between RON 2,200 (around EUR 500) if they have total revenues up to RON 52,000, and RON 43,000 (around EUR 10,000) for revenues above RON 129 M. The taxpayers who register profit continue to pay a tax of 16 per cent, but not less than the minimum limit related to the category of revenues in which they fall.

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