Legislative changes starting with February 1st 2013
Minimum wage guaranteed per country for the year 2013
In the Official Gazette no. 52 from January 23rd 2013, the Government Decision no. 23 for establishing the minimum wage guaranteed for 2013 year was published.
Minimum wage will be RON 750 starting with February 2013 and RON 800 starting with July 2013.
The modifications of the Fiscal Code effective as of February 2013
In the Official Gazette no. 54 from 23rd23 January 2013, the Ordinance no. 8 for the modification and completion of the Law no. 571/2003 regarding Fiscal Code and regulation of certain financial-fiscal measures.
From the perspective of the implications on taxation of the amount paid to employees based on the labour contract, the ordinance brings changes regarding per diem (business trip allowances and assignment allowances).
Previously to the month of February, per diem over 2.5 from the level established for public institutions, granted to employees in non-profit entities, are assimilated to salaries and taxed accordingly.
The ordinance extends this provision, starting with the month of February 2013, per diem over RON 32.5 being subject for income tax and social security contributions with no exception, including profit entities.