Romania V.A.T. CutFebruary 2017
Starting January 1, 2017 the new standard V.A.T rate in Romania is 19% reduced from 20% in 2016.
Romania Reduced Tax Withholding RateFebruary 2016
Starting January 1, 2016 the tax withholding rate for payment of dividends is reduced from previous 16% rate to 5%.
The new rate relates to resident and non-resident recipients.
Romania Tax Rates 2013June 2013
There are no significant changes in the 2013 tax rates compared to 2012.
The corporate income tax rate and the personal income tax rates for 2013 are 16%.
The standard V.A.T. rate is 24% in 2013 with reduced rates of 9% and 5%.
Romania 2012 Tax RatesMarch 2012
In 2012 both the personal income tax rate and the corporate income tax rate are flat at 16%.
The standard V.A.T. rate in 2012 is 24%.
There are also reduced V.A.T. rates of 9% and 5%.
Romania Austerity PlanMay 2010
Romania presented its austerity plan aimed to reduce the public debt.
The rescue plan includes slashing wages of the public sector by 25% and cutting of unemployment benefits and pensions by 15%.
As expected the Romanian trade union rejected the rescue plan, while on the other hand the private sectors welcomed it,due to the cancellation of the previous planned increase of the VAT rate and the flat income tax rate.
Romania hopes that the rescue plan will enable a quick transfer of the long awaited EUR 850 million loan by the IMF.
Romania Tax Rates 2008April 2008
There are no significant changes in Romania's 2008 tax rates , compared to 2007.
The corporate income tax rate and personal income tax rate for 2008 are flat at 16%.
The standard VAT rate is 19% .There is also a reduced VAT rate of 9%.
Romania Social SecurityAugust 2007
From 1.8.2007 employees in Romania would pay social security contribution according to their full gross salary.
Before this amendment employees paid social security contributions up to a gross salary of 5 times the national gross salary in Romania.
Romania TaxesJanuary 2007
In 2007 Romania's income tax rates for corporates and individuals remain the same as in 2006, a flat tax rate of 16%. Romania's standard VAT rate in 2007 too remains the same as in 2006, a VAT rate of 19%.
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