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March 3, 2021
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Fiscal amnesty expanded to all public sector employees

Earlier this week, the senators adopted the expansion of fiscal amnesty from the education personnel to all public sector employees who obtained income from salaries found to have been illegal. Practically all public sector employees who cashed such amounts are now exonerated from repaying them. Initially, the law only covered Jiu Valley teachers who had received illegal premiums.  Attending the debates, the Minister of Labour, Family and Social Welfare, Rovana Plumb, supported the legislative proposal noting that the measure would be a reparation to public sector workers. On Monday, the Senate adopted the bill exempting from the payment of debts coming from pensions charged on retirees, with the amendment that already recovered money will be paid back in instalments.  According to the amendment, the sums representing non-recovered debts from retirees starting with January 1, 2011 until the date of the entry into force of the law will be repaid in equal annual instalments over five calendar years beginning with January 1, 2015. The Senate also adopted on Monday the law introducing an amnesty for mothers who benefited from wrongly calculated child rearing benefits. Also in this case, the senators adopted an amendment by which the money recovered after January 1, 2011 until the date of the entry into force of the law will be repaid in equal annual instalments over a period of five years, beginning with January 1, 2015.

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