Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici announced on Thursday that he asked Prime Minister Viorica Dancila to dismiss chairman of the National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF) Ionut Misa, and that he filed a replacement proposal.
“I have asked Mrs. Prime Minister to revoke Mr. Ionut Misa from the office of head of the National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF),” the minister said.
According to him, ANAF must radically change its behaviour in economy.
“The year 2019 is a year with very many challenges, especially in the economic area, and ANAF, as I have said many times and as other finance ministers have said in time, ANAF, as a main, probably, public institutions of Romania, must radically change its behaviour in economy. In the first place, a mentality change. It must prove it has a fair treatment, impartial and honest to the tax payers, be them individuals or legal entities,” Teodorovici showed.
He also referred to the fact that there are significant amounts that can be brought to the budget by making ANAF more efficient.
“There are some essential elements that ANAF must cover, must fulfill in 2019. We are talking about a reform of the entire fiscal administration, we are talking about computersing the system, which is lagging behind for many years and with a solution that has been attempted for very many years. We are planning that this things also happen in 2019. We need to simplify the manner in which ANAF operates on the market, in the relation with the tax payer, a better collection in the VAT area, and there are many such areas in respect to the ANAF activity goal, where things must be changed. There are significant amounts that can be brought to the state budget through a more efficient working manner at ANAF,” the Finance Minister maintained.
He added that it is very important that ANAF proved it is a hones and impartial partner in the relation with the business environment and, also, that it is very important that the resources allotted at the ANAF level produce an as high as possible yield.
“I have forwarded to Mrs. Prime Minister today the replacement proposal, in fact the appointment [proposal] for the ANAF head, and Mrs. Prime Minister will analyse and consequently decide and we hope it is a decision made as soon as possible, so it should be released in the Official Journal,” Teodorovici also said, without pointing out whom he had proposed to replace Ionut Misa.
The minister underscored that 2019 will be an intense year, with actions of the state in the economic life, in a good sense.
This institution needed another management. It is a key-institution in Romania’s economy and that of any country and, consequently, I acted as I have mentioned before,” he concluded.
Teodorovici also said that the budget-related information will be discussed in a conference in the upcoming period.
Gov’t: Mihaela Triculescu – the new head of ANAF
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Thursday signed the decree on the appointment of Mihaela Triculescu, an economist with more than 19 years of experience in the private environment as head of the National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF).
She is replacing Ionut Misa.
The appointment of Mrs Mihaela Triculescu at the helm of ANAF was decided by the PM after assessing several proposals made by the Minister of Public Finance, Eugen Teodorovici, reads a release of the government sent to AGERPRES.
“Mihaela Triculescu is an economist with a rich experience. In the past three years she has worked in insolvency, while ensuring the management of the insolvency procedure for several companies. The new head of ANAF has a license in economy and is a graduate of master’s courses “Analysis of diagnosis and business assessment” at the University of Craiova, Faculty of Economic Sciences,” reads the same release.
The appointment decision came into force after its publication in the Official Journal.