The state budget revenues collected by the National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF) in the first quarter of 2013 increased by 6.5 percent against the figure recorded in the same period a year ago, according to a release.
‘By revenue category, the VAT collections surged by 20 percent, exceeding the level recorded in the same interval last year by 1 million lei. The most important evolution in Q1, 2013, was recorded in the case of the income tax, ANAF collecting by 11.6 percent a larger amount compared with the same interval last year. The growth in he collection rate was possible only due to improved control activities and lower tax evasion’, showed the document.
In 2012, revenues to the state budget totalled 167.8 billion lei, up 7 percent compared with the level recorded in the previous year. The ANAF structures contributed to the state budget with 7.92 billion lei more money compared with the same period in 2012.
‘ANAF and subordinate institutions have established precautionary measures worth 5.8 billion lei, which means an increase by 37 percent against 2011 (4.2 billion lei). ANAF paid a special attention to combating tax evasion. In this sense, there was intensified the dialogue with the other authorized bodies in combating tax evasion, the Public Ministry and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, so that the state to identify damage earlier and recover faster. At the same time, the leadership of the institution prepared a reorganization of the Agency and the setting up of the Anti-Fraud Directorate’, reads the document.
In 2012, ANAF has set up the General Integrity Directorate (DGI) in order to identify and eliminate from the system employees who break the law. By setting up the Directorate, ANAF has met observations and recommendations contained in the European Commission Mechanism for Cooperation and Verification for reducing corruption in the customs system and other institutions subordinate to ANAF.