State must compensate 40,000 for car tax, sources say`

Romanians who paid the car tax may seek their money back in court. Lawyers however warn that state authorities resort to “legal tricks” in an attempt to avoid repaying more than EUR 850 M it raised from Romanians from 2008 until the end of last year, Reali­ informs. Some 40,000 tax car refund demands have been filed so far. Between 2008 and the end of April 2011, the state raised about EUR 890 M as car tax, and repaid EUR 30.8 M, according to ANAF data. “The Environment minister is wrong. He said, in Italy, that the verdict of the Luxembourg Court is only mandatory for courts, and not for the state. This is an invitation for people to sue the state. (…) Above all, the decisions of the Court are mandatory for the state, for authorities,” lawyer Gheorghe Piperea explained.

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