Countries: Romania

Romania vs A. Romania S.R.L., April 2021, Supreme Administrative Court, Case No 2644/2021

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A. Romania S.R.L. had purchased services from A. Nederland BV and A. CZ Holding sro, and the costs of the services had been deducted for tax purposes. At issue was whether these services had actually been provided to the benefit of A. Romania S.R.L. and if so whether the costs were deductible under Romanian tax provisions. According to the tax authorities it was not possible to identify the services actually provided, as the documentation provided […]

Romania vs S.C. A., March 2021, Supreme Administrative Court, Case No 1955/2021

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S.C. A. had paid for intra group services in FY 2013 and 2014 and deducted the costs for tax purposes. The purchases of services were made on the basis of a management services contract concluded with related party C. S.A. and a production service contract, logistics service contract, product management service contract and service contract concluded with related party B. The tax authorities had issued an assessment where deductions for the costs had been denied. […]

Romania vs “GAS distributor” SC A, December 2020, Court of Appeal, Case No 238/12.03.2020

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The disputed issue concerns the purchase prices of natural gas by SC A from an affiliated company SC B. By orders of the National Energy Regulatory Authority (NERA), the prices of supply of natural gas to domestic and non-domestic consumers were regulated and fixed, but not the price at which SC A purchased it from the SC B. The tax authority issued an assessment where the price of the controlled gas transaction was determined by […]

Romania vs Lender A. SA, December 2020, Supreme Court, Case No 6512/2020

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In this case, A. S.A. had granted interest free loans to an affiliate company – Poiana Ciucas S.A. The tax authorities issued an assessment of non-realised income from loans granted. The tax authorities established that the average interest rates charged for comparable loans granted by credit institutions in Romania ranged from 5.45% to 19.39%. The court of first instance decided in favor of the tax authorities. An appeal against this decision was lodged by S […]

Romania vs “Electrolux” A. SA, November 2020, Supreme Court, Case No 6059/2020

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In this case, a Romanian manufacturer and distributor (A. SA) in the Electrolux group (C) had been loss making while the group as a whole had been profitable. The tax authorities issued an assessment, where the profit of A. SA had been determined based on a comparison to the profitability of independent traders in households appliances. When calculating the profit margin of A. SA certain adjustments was made to the costs – depreciations, extraordinary costs […]

Romania vs Impresa Pizzarotti & C SPA Italia, October 2020, ECJ Case C-558/19

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A Regional Court of Romania requested a preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice in the Case of Impresa Pizzarotti. Impresa Pizzarotti is the Romanian branch of SC Impresa Pizzarotti & C SPA Italia (‘Pizzarotti Italia’), established in Italy. In 2017, the Romanian tax authorities conducted an audit of an branch of Impresa Pizzarotti. The audit revealed that the branch had concluded, as lender, two loan agreements with its parent company, Pizzarotti Italia: one […]

Romania vs “Milk and Dairy” A. SA, September 2020, Supreme Court, Case No 4702/2020

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In regards of transfer pricing A. SA had two activities – production of dairy products and distribution of milk – that had been subject to an audit by the tax authorities which resulted in an assessment of additional taxable income. The transfer pricing assessment had been upheld by the court of first instance and A. SA then filed an appeal to the Supreme Court. In regards of production activities the main criticism by A. SA […]

Romania vs “Machinery rental” S.C. A. SRL, September 2020, Supreme Court, Case No 4453/2020

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An assessment had been issued where the pricing of intra group rental expenses for machinery had been set aside by the tax authorities for FY 2010-2013. By an application filed with the Court of Appeal S.C. A. S.R.L. requested the Court for annulment of the assessment issued by the tax authorities. The Court of Appeal by judgment no. 164 of 31 October 2017, partially partially annulled the assessment. Unsatisfied with this decision, both parties filed […]

Romania vs “Stone” A SRL, July 2020, Supreme Court, Case No 3217/2020

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“Stone” A SRL had bought stones/minerals from related parties and paid for certain services. Following an audit the tax authorities had issued an assessment, where the price paid for stones had been adjusted based on cost plus method and deductions for costs of services had been denied due to lack of benefit. The court of first instance upheld the assessment in regards of the profit adjustment related to purchase of stones, but set aside the […]

Romania vs “Broker” A SRL, September 2016, Supreme Court, Case No 3818/2019

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Following an audit Broker A SRL was ordered to submit corrective statements on the corporate income tax for the tax years 2016 and 2017, and not to take over the tax loss from previous years, in the amount of RON 62,773,810 in 2016 and 2017. The tax authorities had found shortcomings in the comparability study drawn up by the company and replaced it with their own study. According to Broaker A SRL the transfer pricing […]

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