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Tax Flash No. 1/5 Jan. 2005
Emergency Ordinance 138/2004 amending Law 571/2003 regarding the Fiscal Code
(Official Gazette 1.281/30 December 2004)
We have summarised below the main amendments to the Fiscal Code introduced by Emergency Ordinance 138/29 December 2004, applicable starting 1 January 2005.
The standard profits tax rate is 16% (reduced from 25% in 2004).
A flat income tax rate of 16% will apply to the following categories of income:
- Income from independent activities;
- Salary income;
- Rental income;
- Agricultural activities;
- Income from prizes;
- Other income (except for income from investments and gambling).
- Salary income
- Personal deductions
Only employees earning a monthly gross salary income not exceeding ROL 30 million will benefit from personal deductions.
- Computation of salary tax
The following items are allowed for deduction when computing the taxable basis for salary tax:
- Mandatory social security contributions;
- Personal deduction, if applicable;
- Union contribution;
- Voluntary contributions to occupational pension schemes (up to EUR 200 per year).
- Dividends tax
The dividends tax rate applicable to dividends earned by individuals has been increased to 10% (from 5% in 2004).
- Expenses disallowed for deduction
Starting 1 January 2005, the following expenses shall no longer be deductible for salary tax purposes:
- Expenses for the rehabilitation of domicile;
- Domicile insurance premiums;
- Private health insurance premiums.
The income tax rate applicable to micro enterprises is increased to 3% (from 1.5% in 2004).
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