Patent-based business activities may be permitted until December 31, 2022.

Patent-based business activities may be permitted until December 31, 2022.

The corresponding bill was considered by the parliamentary commission on agriculture and food industry at a meeting on Wednesday. One of the authors of the project, a member of the “DA” platform, Alexandru Slusari, noted that today there is a great unpredictability for patent holders who work in the field of trade - a ban is reported every year, then a trade permit is granted for another year. “Today, based on a patent, about 9.5 thousand people work in the trade, many of them are elderly people who, for social and economic reasons, cannot go to work with a cash register, register an individual enterprise. Even if you use outsourcing of accounting services, it is quite difficult. At the same time, the incomes of patent holders are not that large, up to 300 thousand lei per year. If we evaluate the potential risks of damage to the state budget, then the state should have leverage to prevent violations. Many people work on patents to survive” said Slusari. At the same time, during the discussion of these amendments, PDM Deputy Nicolai Ciubuc noted that specifically so that this category of patent holders could legally work without the risk of shadow activity, they were given the opportunity to register as individuals who are engaged in independent activities. Ciubuc noted that this is an alternative to patents and has a more transparent mechanism. Individuals who receive income from independent activities in the amount of up to 600 thousand lei in one tax period without registration of an organizational-legal form pay income tax in 1% of the income received. He noted that since the launch of this mechanism, according to official data, 1,580 individuals registered as entrepreneurs engaged in independent activities, another 2,000 persons refused to trade based on a patent. Slusari, in turn, presented arguments for the fact that the costs of the patent holder are lower and work based on the patent is more accessible. // 19.06.2019 — InfoMarket.

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