The budget impact of tip’s taxation is estimated somewhere to 300 million RON (rd 68 million euro) per year, the Public Finances minister, Eugen Teodorovici told a ProTV broadcast on Sunday.
‘Yet, this is not the reason why we are going to collect such an income to the state budget. It was firstly in order to make a step forward to what was the legal framework and based on which the Tax Authority (ANAF) was acting until recently, by stirring the discontent of several economic operators. With this change, the inclusion of this tip into the legal framework, things became much more flexible. It’s a very huge step forward, I’d say and so do our partners in the market. But, we could never regulate all possible cases,’ Teodorovici elaborated.
As for the taxi drivers or the ones delivering food to the individuals’ homes, the Finances minister said that ANAF ‘is not targeting those areas.’
The government has endorsed on Wednesday through an Emergency Ordinance a provision by which the sums the clients leave as tip to be registered on a separate receipt and be taxed by 16%.
The minister added then that the sum resulted from the tip ‘could be kept by the employer who could decide either to keep it and pay some current expenses, or to be distributed to the employees in order to stimulate them.