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September 18, 2020

Tax administration to stop accepting paper filings of digital statements starting January 1

The National Tax Administration Agency (ANAF) will stop accepting, starting with 1 January 2017, paper filings of digital statements, ANAF Chairman Dragos Doros told an accounting conference on Friday.

“We want to implement a digital dialogue with taxpayers. From 1 January 2017, we will no longer accept paper filings of any statement that can be submitted online. I have noticed there is some resistance from professionals in submitting online. For example, Statement 112, regarding social security contributions, income tax and nominal records for ensured persons, in certain areas of the country are still submitted on paper by roughly 40 percent of people,” Doros explained.

The ANAF head mentioned that an exercise took place in Bucharest in July in order to compel taxpayers to submit statements online. “In July, we had an exercise in Bucharest and we stopped receiving them on paper. The result was that they weren’t submitted anymore,” Doros emphasized.

He mentioned that the measure targets 6-7 statements for which ANAF is starting notice procedures to taxpayers, including at the counters, regarding online submission of said documents.

According to Doros, the costs of this procedure are very small (with digital certificates) and could actually be zero. “We thought to subsidize this cost for certain types of taxpayers,” Doros said.

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