Romania: Indirect Tax Newsflash

Indirect Tax Newsflash

Government Ordinance no. 40 dated 26 August 2015, amending Government Emergency Ordinance no. 9/2013 on the environmental stamp for vehicles (hereinafter the “Ordinance”) was published in Official Journal of Romania no. 655 of 31 August 2015.


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The most significant amendments brought under the Ordinance are as follows:

  • The reimbursement of the special tax for cars and vehicles, of the pollution tax for vehicles or of taxes for vehicle polluting emissions (taxes applied before 4 March 2013), can be requested under a reimbursement claim submitted to the relevant body instead of following a Court procedure as previously required; 
  • Taxpayers are also entitled to claim interest for late payment of the amounts requested, computed for the period between the payment date of the taxes mentioned above and the date of their actual reimbursement;
  • The amounts above are to be reimbursed in equal instalments over a 5-calendar year period (i.e. 20% of the total amount/year)

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