During the Monday meeting of the National Permanent Office ofthe Democratic-Liberal Party, party leaders discussed thepossibility of lowering the flat rate tax from 16% to 10%, theconclusion being that an analysis would be conducted by theGovernment to determine whether this measure is opportune. TheMinister of the Economy, Adriean Videanu, confirmed Tuesday forGândul that this intent exists. „Yes. It is being analyzed”,replied Videanu when asked whether the Democratic-Liberal Party isanalyzing the possibility of lowering the flat rate tax to 10percent. A few hours later, during a press conference regarding thecurrent status in the flooded areas, Prime Minister Emil Boc deniedthe existence of such an analysis and even of discussions regardingthis.
„What we have in force now, that’s it. There’s nothing else. Let’sdrop the scenarios and all this working on all sorts of things,without the right hand knowing what the left hand is doing”, statedthe Prime Minister, when asked if the National Permanent Office ofthe Democratic-Liberal Party discussed this option.
The option to reduce the flat rate tax to 10% was presented at thebeginning of May by businessman Dinu Patriciu, who at that timealso asked for VAT to be lowered to 15%.