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September 28, 2020
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Draft law on preventing and fighting tax evasion, adopted by the Parliament

Major changes for those who pay the damage plus 20% of its value

 

On Wednesday, Deputies’ Chamber adopted the draft law on preventing and fighting tax evasion, as the decisional body. The draft provides that if one of the defendants pays the whole damage plus 20%, all the defendants escape prosecution.

The deputies adopted the initiative by 188 “pros”, 38 “cons” and three abstentions.

“In case of a tax evasion offense provided by Art. 8 and 9, if during the trial, until the judicial investigation is completed, the defendant fully pays the damage caused by committing the deed, increased by 20% of the calculation basis, plus the interests and penalties, the court shall order once the criminal fine punishment”, the draft law provides.

The draft law also states that “in case of a tax evasion offense provided by Art. 8 and 9, if during the criminal prosecution or judgement, until the first hearing, the defendant fully pays the damage caused by committing the deed, increased by 20% of the calculation basis, plus the interests and penalties, the abandonment of the criminal prosecution shall be ordered once. In case of a tax evasion offense provided by Art. 8 and 9, if during the trial, until the judicial investigation is completed, the defendant fully pays the damage caused by committing the deed, increased by 20% of the calculation basis, plus the interests and penalties, the court shall order once the criminal fine punishment”.

Other amendments brought by the adoption of the draft law:

“In case of a tax evasion offense provided by Art. 8 and 9, if the defendant is obliged by the court’s decision to cover the damage caused by committing the deed increased by 20% of the calculation basis, plus interests and penalties, within one year since the decision was ruled, the court may order once the suspension of the execution of the punishment under supervision. If the convict doesn’t cover the established amount within the established time limit, the suspension of the execution of the punishment under supervision will turn into imprisonment. In case the amount of the tax evasion provided by Art. 8 and 9 justifies such a measure, the court may order that the amounts provided in the previous paragraphs will be covered within 1 to 3 years, the failure of paying them leading to the consequences mentioned in the previous paragraph”.

The Legal Committee has issued a positive opinion on the draft law.

The draft law was initiated by several PSD MPs, including MP Catalin Radulescu.

The legislative proposal has been adopted by the Deputies’ Chamber as the decisional body, therefore it is going to be received by the Romanian President to be promulgated.

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