The Romanian economy changed in 1989 and this brought about a profound effect on the way that people lived their lives and business was done in Romania. Many foreign investors forget that only since 1989 has Romania had a free market economy. This has been a blessing and a curse. One of the major impacts
Christmas comes but once a year as does the New Year. These are important times for Romania and Romanians as well as for the Ministry of Finance. Each year the Ministry passes an Ordinance whereby they change certain taxes and procedures in Romanian law and which will come into force on 1st January of the
One of the most frequent questions we are asked is regarding corruption and influence peddling in Romania and how this is dealt with under Romanian law. Unfortunately, Romania does figure in a number of corruption indices and in a high position. The question that is being asked is why, and how does it affect business.
The Romanian Finance Authorities are a law unto themselves. This is no more apparent than in the field of the prevention of Double Taxation. Treaty obligations do not necessarily apply in all cases and my comments below deal only to payments made to companies based in the EU. We are often asked by clients why