Romania -No social contributions cuts -June 29, 2015

A planned cut to social contributions and tax reduction voted down by Chamber of Deputies.

The Chamber of Deputies voted against a reduction of the social security contributions. The Government initially planned to cut the social contributions from 10.5% to 7.5% for the employee and from 15.8% to 13.5% for the employer, starting 2017. The flat tax reduction from 16% to 14% starting 2019 was voted down as well.

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