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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Romanian parliament passes controversial bill on tax evasion

The Romanian parliament adopted on December 19 a controversial bill that gives those accused of tax evasion the chance to escape prison if they pay the damage. The bill passed with 188 votes in favor, local Digi24 reported.

The bill stipulates that if one of the defendants charged with tax evasion pays the damages plus a 20% penalty, all the defendants involved in the respective tax evasion case, which face the same charge, escape the criminal prosecution.

The defendants can have their case closed if the payment is done before the first hearing, and they risk an additional criminal fine if the money is paid during the trial. Moreover, if the payment is done after the court rules the sentence, the defendants can get away with suspended sentences, according to local Hotnews.ro.

The opposition parties said that such a law does nothing else but make tax evasion almost legal in Romania. However, the draft law also needs to be signed by the president to enter into force.

Romanian MPs ready to sweeten penalties for tax evasion deeds

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(photo source: Shutterstock)

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Profile picture for user irina.popescu0
Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Romanian parliament passes controversial bill on tax evasion

The Romanian parliament adopted on December 19 a controversial bill that gives those accused of tax evasion the chance to escape prison if they pay the damage. The bill passed with 188 votes in favor, local Digi24 reported.

The bill stipulates that if one of the defendants charged with tax evasion pays the damages plus a 20% penalty, all the defendants involved in the respective tax evasion case, which face the same charge, escape the criminal prosecution.

The defendants can have their case closed if the payment is done before the first hearing, and they risk an additional criminal fine if the money is paid during the trial. Moreover, if the payment is done after the court rules the sentence, the defendants can get away with suspended sentences, according to local Hotnews.ro.

The opposition parties said that such a law does nothing else but make tax evasion almost legal in Romania. However, the draft law also needs to be signed by the president to enter into force.

Romanian MPs ready to sweeten penalties for tax evasion deeds

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(photo source: Shutterstock)

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