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The Appeal

Where can we complain about the tax administration actions that we consider unjust?

The appeal can be lodged only at   the Directorate of Tax Appeal, which since January 1st , 2017, is part of the structure of the Ministry of Finance.

What are the rules in order to submit an appeal:

  1. You must have a document (sent by the Tax Administration) which affects the interests of the taxpayer (read below what is this document).
  2. To appeal within 1 month of receiving the administrative act that has been delivered by the tax administration.
  3. Within this month you shall pay or make a bank guarantee regarding the liabilities contained in the notice of assessment, together with late payment interests up to the payment date. As for the fines neither are paid, nor placed a guarantee.

Attention! Without these documents, the Directorate of Appeal rejects the appeal.

For what can we complain?

  • For each "Notice of Assessment for tax liabilities" which has been delivered from the tax administration and considered from you as unjust;
  • Any act that affects the taxpayer's refund claim;
  • Any act that affects the taxpayer's application for tax relief;
  • Can be appealed the mistakes made by the administration in calculating the percentage of delay interests;
  • Decisions or errors in calculating the amounts and types of penalties;
  • An appeal may be lodged against an omission of the tax administration that affects the tax liability of the taxpayer.

Attention! What cannot be appealed? The administrative measures dealing with measures to collect the taxes by force:

  • Such as the order to prevent the bank accounts;
  • Notification and request to pay;
  • Third-party notification and administrative acts relating to the seizure of goods.

What documents shall be submitted to the Directorate of appeal regarding the appeal?

  1. The request in writing, outlining the claims. In this request should be indicated the name and address of the taxpayer; Registration tax code of the taxpayer and at the end, his signature.
  2. The administrative act issued by the tax administration.
  3. Proof of payment of the tax and late payment interests (last payment orders to the bank). In default of payment, bank guarantee which would involve liabilities + late payment interests.
  4. Information in support of the appeal such as audit reports, minutes, acts of control, etc.
  5. Any other document that the applicant deems important in helping to resolve the case.

How is delivered the appeal at the Directorate of Appeal?
An appeal may be hand delivered or sent by registered mail. Is considered as the reception date of the complaint from the Directorate of Tax Appeal, the date of the protocol on the appeal submitted by hand and, when the complaint is delivered by mail the date submitted at the mail office.

Attention! A taxpayer must certify in the documents submitted for appeal, the date of receiving the administrative act subject to appeal. It may serve as proof, a copy of the envelope through, which is delivered the complaint to the taxpayer, a copy of the registration of the submission of mailing subjects from the mail office, etc.

Some issues to be considered during the appeal:

  1. The Directorate of appeal during the review may require additional documents and the taxpayer is obliged to fulfill the request.
  2. The burden of proof to attest the contrary of the assessment of tax administration belongs to taxpayers.
  3. If the taxpayer has missed the deadline to appeal, he must argue and prove with the necessary documentation that was not his fault for missing the deadline.
  4. After the restoration in time, the appeal shall be made after 15 days and not after 1 month as it was before losing this term.
  5. If the taxpayer desires to be heard orally, he may express it in the request for complaint.