Romania: Minimum wage at 2,239 lei starting from New Year’s Day

Romania: Minimum wage at 2,239 lei starting from New Year’s Day

By raising the minimum gross wage to 2,239 lei (469 euros) from 1 January, companies are required to modify the minimum wages paid within 20 business days since the provision was set in motion.

In addition, excise duties on fuel have risen by about 7%, reducing the impact of the abolition of excise duty, a decision issued by President Klaus Iohannis the previous day.

The Ministry of Finance published last night on its website the level of excise duty applied this year, with prices updated according to inflation, stating that this is provided for in Article 342 of the Tax Code.

Indeed, the article cites that this inflation rate adjustment must be published by 20 October each year at the latest; therefore, the excise duties issued by the Head of State should be in force by now. In addition to alcoholic beverages and tobacco, the list on the website of the Ministry of Finance also includes excise duties on gasoline and diesel, which amount to 117. /ibna