Romania - Other taxes and levies

Romania - Other taxes and levies

Taxation of international executives

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Social security tax

Are there social security/social1 insurance taxes in Romania? If so, what are the rates for employers and employees?

Employer and employee

Type of insurance Paid by employer Paid by employee Total
Social security* Normal working conditions 15.80% 10.50% 26.30%
Hard working conditions 20.80% 31.30%
Special working conditions 25.80% 36.30%
Health insurance 5.20% 5.50% 10.70%
Unemployment insurance 0.50% 0.50% 1.00%
Medical leaves and allowances** 0.85% 0.00% 0.85%
Accidents at work and professional diseases insurance 0.15% - 0.85% 0.00% 0.15% - 0.85%
Employees salaries guarantee fund 0.25% 0.00% 0.25%


* The basis for applying the social security contribution is capped to 5 times the average gross salary at national level (RON 2415 for 2015).

** Capped at 12 times the minimum salary (RON 975 for 2015).

Gift, wealth, estate, and/or inheritance tax

Are there any gift, wealth, estate, and/or inheritance taxes in Romania?

If the inheritance procedure is finalized within two years from the death of the predecessor, no tax is due. Otherwise, a 1 percent tax is due on the value of the inheritance. No tax on gifts or wealth exists as such.

Real estate tax

Are there real estate taxes in Romania?

Yes. Owners of land, buildings, and automobiles are liable to local taxes.

Sales/VAT tax

Are there sales and/or value-added taxes in Romania?

Romanian VAT is currently 24 percent.

Unemployment tax

Are there unemployment taxes in Romania?

See social security section.

Other taxes

Are there additional taxes in Romania that may be relevant to the general assignee? For example, customs tax, excise tax, stamp tax, and so on.


Foot Note

1Romanian Social Security Laws, no. 76/2002, no.158/2005, no. 95/2006.

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