The solidarity tax will affect all Romanians

At Friday’s coalition meeting, three new taxes applicable to Romanian entrepreneurs or even foreign investors will be discussed.

The first practically refers to a “solidarity tax”, a 1% applied to all companies that produce or distribute products, a tax applied to the sales volume of the company in question. Another tax related to sugar products, an increase in value-added tax from 9% to 19%, and a third of a 60-cash increase in taxes on the sale of tobacco in solid or liquid form, Impact reports.

“A solidarity tax would be appropriate. I did not invent it.”

Marcel Ciolaco announced before today’s alliance meeting that he intends to increase taxes and fees for the business environment as well as for the producers of the most successful industries, the tobacco and sugar industry. The head of the PSD argued, at least for the proposal regarding the business environment, that such a model is also practiced in Germany, forgetting to mention that the tax is applied to the income of the taxpayer and not to the sales of any company. Impact.ro spoke with renowned economist Bogdan Jelivan, who exclusively stated to our publication that the way the state behaves is not fair to the business environment.

“The government is doing the same as other previous governments do, i.e. it is trying to find some ‘breach’ in the tax code and our tax system which is a sieve system, filtered over time by countless exceptions and exceptions and the special remedies given to certain interest groups.

Now, desperately trying to get money out of the budget, they’re trying to collect more taxes, we’re not having a paradigm shift or something fundamental, no, they’re “breach”. Says the economist.

But the PSD chief has a different opinion.

“About” a solidarity fee would be appropriate. I didn’t invent it, it’s in Germany. I thought the president was closer to the German system and would accept it.”

“In Germany, the solidarity tax is paid by all residents who receive wage income”

Unfortunately, the PSD commander is not well versed. This is the opinion of specialist Bogdan Jelivan.

“In Germany, the solidarity tax is paid by all residents who receive income from salaries, stock exchange, shares or other investments. At the moment, as an economist, I cannot support any tax increase. It is a general not appropriate, because the business environment We suffer and are deceived by the idea that the economy is growing and that things are going well.

The moment you live in a country that gets 5% of GDP from the EU and you have 3% economic growth, or how much you’ll get this year, says the World Bank, is less than the income transfer you get. By the European Union through the PNRR and structural funds. This means that Romania is a broken pocket, this means that the money enters and the money flows in, so the priority should be the good management of the money that is brought in, and not the collection of new taxes, that is, we are in such a stupid situation that in no anyway, we can’t Claim that the economy is growing and that we will therefore have the time or opportunity to implement new taxes, anyway.” The economist Bogdan Jelivan points out.

“The prime minister needs to learn economics to see who pays taxes”

The economist also spoke of the lack of documents for rulers who practically decide who and under what circumstances should pay taxes to the state.

“If we do an arithmetic decrease, we see that our independent economy would decline by 2% were it not for the money inflows from the European Union. This is a general rule.

As for the solidarity tax, it is sold as a tax to rich companies, they are in principle rich, and they have something to pay, but the economy also has its laws, like engineering. There is a special chapter in economics devoted to the occurrence of taxes, so taxes are not borne by those who say that the Prime Minister is borne, and that this is not the way things work in life.

The prime minister must learn economics to know who bears the taxes.” The economist tells me.

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