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GEO 5/2013 regarding the establishment of special measures for the taxation of activities of natural monopoly nature in the electricity and natural gas sector

 

ORDINANCE no. 5 dated January 22nd 2013 regarding the establishment of special measures for the taxation of activities of natural monopoly nature in the electricity and natural gas sector

Taking into account that monopolies, in general, may lead to:

– the maximization of profits in absence of elasticity of demand, situation naturally existent in the case of electricity and natural gas sectors;

– the exercise of power in the market by increasing prices much above the marginal cost, without leading to a loss of customers, even in the case of existence of regulations issued by the regulatory authorities in the field,

as well as the necessity to provide the necessary funds for the investment projects co-financed from European funds,

pursuant to art. 108 of The Constitution of Romania, republished, and of art. 1 point I.3 of Law no. 1/2013 enabling the Government to issue ordinances,

The Government of Romania adopts this ordinance.

Art. 1

(1)As of February 1st 2013 it is established a tax on natural monopoly in the electricity and natural gas sector.

(2)The tax on natural monopoly in the electricity and natural gas sector is a revenue to the state budget.

Art. 2

(1)The tax on natural monopoly is applicable to electricity and natural gas transmission operators licensed by the National Energy Regulatory Authority.

(2)The tax on natural monopoly also applies to economic operators distributing electricity and natural gas, licensed by the National Energy Regulatory Authority, owners of concession agreements concluded with the Ministry of Economy and Trade or with local authorities, which apply the provisions of art. 48, paragraphs (1) and (2), and of art. 136, paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) of the Electricity and Natural Gas Law no. 123/2012.

(3)The amounts related to the tax on natural monopoly in the electricity and natural gas sector, calculated under the conditions of this ordinance, represents for the economic operators referred to in paragraphs (1) and (2) deductible expenses when setting the gross profit, under the provisions of Law no. 571/2003 on the Tax Code, with the subsequent amendments and additions.

Art. 3

The tax on natural monopoly in the electricity and natural gas sector shall apply for each MWh for which electricity and natural gas transmission and distribution services are invoiced. The values of the tax on natural monopoly applicable by operators referred to in art. 2 paragraphs (1) and (2) are provided in the annex that is an integral part of this ordinance.

Art. 4

(1)Economic operators referred to in art. 2 paragraphs (1) and 2) are obliged to submit a tax statement with the competent tax authority until the 25th of the month following that in which the electricity and natural gas transmission and distribution services have been invoiced.

(2)Economic operators referred to in art. 2 paragraphs (1) and 2) shall calculate and pay on a monthly basis the tax on natural monopoly in the electricity and natural gas sector, until the 25th of the month following that for which the tax is calculated.

(3)The tax referred to in art. 1 is managed by The National Agency for Fiscal Administration, according to Government Ordinance no. 92/2003 on the Tax procedure code, republished, with the subsequent amendments and additions.

Art. 5

The form and content of the statement on the tax on natural monopoly in the electricity and natural gas sector are established by order of the President of The National Agency for Fiscal Administration, within 30 days from the entry into force of this ordinance.

Art. 6

This ordinance shall apply until December 31st 2014.

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PRIME MINISTER

VICTOR-VIOREL PONTA

In witness whereof:

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Public Finance,

Daniel Chiţoiu

Minister Delegate for Budget,

Liviu Voinea

Minister of Economy,

Varujan Vosganian

Minister Delegate for Energy,

Constantin Niţă

ANNEX:

Level of the tax on natural monopoly in the electricity and natural gas sector

Explanations

Tax value

(RON/MWh)

Natural Gas Amount transported to the distribution systems

0.1

Amount distributed

0.75

Amount transported only through the transmission system

0.85

Electricity Amount extracted from the transmission system

0.1

Amount distributed supplied to end-customers

0.75

Amount extracted from the transmission system and supplied directly to the end-customer or to export

0.85

Published in the Official Gazette no. 52 of January 23rd 2013

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GEO 5/2013 regarding the establishment of special measures for the taxation of activities of natural monopoly nature in the electricity and natural gas sector

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