woensdag 18 januari 2017

Document archive services romania

Document storage is required when you have historic documents that you need to retain, but do not have the facilities to store them securely. It is likely that the cost your office space is comparatively expensive compared to archive storage, resulting in off-site archive storage being more economical that keeping the boxes of documents in your office.
Starting January 1, 2016, the rules on archiving documents were amended by an order of the Ministry of Public Finance (MFP). Among the changes which are able to keep the accounting archive documents electronically, and the list containing the types of documents that must be retained for five years was completed.
Rules on archiving and keeping of accounting and other financial and accounting documents can be found in Section C of the General Norms for preparation and use of financial and accounting documents, approved by Order of MPF no. 2634/2015 in force on 1 January 2016.
Accordingly, persons referred to in art. 1 para. (1) - (4) of Law no. 82/1991, as amended and supplemented, are required to maintain a certain number of years a number of financial and accounting documents. Also, the self-specific fields for which the applicable law provides for use of other documents, applied properly and specific regulations.
The registers and other financial and accounting documents are archived for a period of 10 years starting from the date of financial year during which they were completed.
The exception to this rule are payroll, that will be archived for a period of  50 years.
In other words, companies, societies / national companies, autonomous administrations, national institutes for research and development, cooperative societies and other legal entities are obliged to keep their archive the books and documents underlying the recording in accounting
We offer archive services from 1 January 2017.
  • Free document storage quotations
  • Long and short term document storage
  • Secure document storage facilities
  • Fully equipped document archive storage systems 
  • Secure destruction services when the documents are no longer needed
  • Delivery/pickup services
You need to keep your company documents 5 years at disposition in Romania to governmental organisations.
If you stop your activities, we can keep the archive for you.
Contact us for prices and modalities.
You can already store your documents for 150 euro/year ex VAT (rata BNR)
Request a Free no obligation document storage quotation to find how much your document storage would cost

vrijdag 2 december 2016

Ondernemen en sparen in Roemenië met drie procent belastingen

“Roemenië is een arm land met een corrupte overheid en een bevolking van zigeuners die niet werken en daardoor stelen en bedelen”. 
Dat is het verkeerde beeld dat veel mensen van Roemenië hebben. De grootste schuld ligt bij de internationale media en de marketing van de Roemeense overheid.
 Na 13  jaar in en met het land te hebben gewerkt vertelt ik een ander verhaal. “Roemenië is een fantastisch mooi land dat bovendien aan een enorme opmars bezig is.”  De Roemenen zijn normale mensen zoals ik en U.  Er vindt momenteel een enorme versnelling plaats in Roemenië. Het beeld dat ze allemaal zigeuners zijn klopt niet. In Roemenië wonen ruim 22 miljoen mensen, 400.000 daarvan zijn Roma, de zigeuners die nu voor een groot deel het beeld van Roemenië bepalen. Maar zo’n klein percentage van de bevolking is niet bepalend voor het hele land.
Micro company (srl) in Roemanië met drie percent belastingen tot 100.000 euro omzet
De Europese richtlijn 2013/34/EU wil in de eerste plaats voor een administratieve vereenvoudiging zorgen. Ze past in het actieplan van een 'Small Business Act for Europe’. De Europese Commissie engageert zich hierin om de centrale plaats van de kmo's in het economische leven te erkennen. De Europese richtlijn geeft de lidstaten de mogelijkheid om de categorie van micro-ondernemingen in te voeren.
Roemenië heeft deze richtlijn al deels toegepast en heeft een belastingregime ingevoerd van 3 percent op omzet ongeacht het aantal werknemers (de vroegere regeling van maximum 9 werknemers komt te vervallen)
Cultuurverschillen
“Als je als ondernemer geen rekening houdt met de Roemeense cultuur ben je ten dode opgeschreven.” Je moet een beetje geduld hebben met de Roemenen. En dat is in bijvoorbeeld Spanje niet anders.” “Dan heb je nog te maken met een andere manier van denken. Roemenië kent momenteel drie generaties. De generatie die opgegroeid is voor de revolutie van ’89, de generatie die hun opleiding hebben genoten net voor, tijdens en na de revolutie en de generatie die na de revolutie is geboren. Die laatste groep is nu twintig a dertig en dat zijn mensen zoals wij, Europeanen met een goede opleiding. De andere generaties hebben dat niet en die denken dus in het stramien waarin ze opgegroeid zijn. Dat moet je koesteren en daar moet je mee leren omgaan. Voor dit soort taal- en cultuurverschillen moet je open staan, het is iets om rekening mee te houden. Met de cultuurverschillen in je achterhoofd zie ik geen enkele moeite om in Roemenië leuke dingen te gaan doen. In tegendeel: ik zie alleen maar mogelijkheden.
De beste manier om zo snel mogelijk met de cultuurverschillen om te gaan is om gebruik te maken van lokale mensen. Zo krijg je beter inzicht in de lokale knowhow van bijvoorbeeld het management. Als je iets in Roemenië wilt produceren en je doet dat helemaal op  jouw manier, dan wordt dat geen succes. Het is slim om Roemenen in je bedrijf te hebben die je kunnen adviseren hoe je iets in Roemenië moet aanpakken. Laat de Roemenen maar zeggen hoe het werkt.

woensdag 16 november 2016

83% of employers affected by talent shortages in Belgium – comments and solutions

We will briefly look at some findings around shortage of skilled labour force and engineers in Belgium and then discuss some solutions.
The facts
Robert Walters recently surveyed over 100 companies in Belgium to research the effect of both a candidate short market and the strategies businesses employ to manage them. According to this survey, an overwhelming 83% of employers in Belgium, regardless of company size, have experienced challenges when recruiting suitably qualified candidates.
58% of hiring managers say they have struggled to attract candidates with the right hard skills or experience. A lack of appropriate specialist staff could hamper efforts to increase productivity, turnover and profitability, preventing the company from reaching its full potential. Pay remains a stumbling block as well: 38% of employers say that salary expectations of candidates were too high. 6% of hiring managers see candidates unwilling to relocate as a serious recruitment challenge.
When asked how skills shortages have affected businesses, 46% of employers stated that they faced increased difficulty in meeting deadlines and client expectations while 36% say it has reduced staff morale. 20% of hiring managers feel that talent shortages across all job functions have directly impacted productivity.
Solutions
Romania has 22 million people and a very interesting pool of skilled workers and engineers. Because of the lower salaries and taxes it is interesting to outsource work to a Romanian daughter entity.
On the other hand you can also employ Romanian employees in Belgium with a Belgian labour contract.
What can we do for you ?
We can do the recruitment and /or direct search for you. We act upon a profile that we draft with our clients. The duration of the search is determined by the solution that the client wants to implement. Contact us for a free intake meeting at frjacobs@telenet.be . We can also create your company and do the preliminary incubation services in one of our business centres with open office accommodations.

donderdag 30 juni 2016

Company creation in Romania - formation of a Romanian company

We helped a lot of foreign investors in opening and creation of  a company in Romania and the registration of a company in Romania. We are experts in company creation in Romania as well as other services like business licences and permits, bank account openings complemented by internet banking , consulting services, administrative services, accounting.
 
Your benefits to open a company in Romania and to create a Romanian company:
 
Opening an operation in a new market is generally the most costly and time-consuming way to enter it, but the rewards and benefits can be great. There are important legal and financial implications involved in setting up a business. You should take advice from our accountants or business advisers and lawyers.
 
Here is what we offer:
 
  • Stable economy, politically and financially stable business climate.
  • Make greater gains on annual capital and personal and corporate tax reduction.
  • High levels of asset protection and tax planning can be achieved.
  • Favorable tax environment and low tax benefits.
  • Strict confidentiality and privacy laws and protection from lawsuits and creditor claims.
  • Lower levels of business risks.
  • Investments diversification.
  • Real estate planning.
  • Your customers will take you more seriously if you have a local base.
  • If you use a joint venture, you will be able to share the risk. You will also benefit from your partner's local knowledge and reputation. If you operate alone, all profits from the enterprise remain yours alone.
  • A local subsidiary company offers limited liability if things go wrong. It is also easier to expand than a local office. It provides an opportunity to extend your intellectual property rights and registrations into other markets.
 
contact us for more information: frjacobs@telenet.be 

woensdag 29 juni 2016

Detachment with A1 form in Romania - procedure for A1 in Romania

Employee’s mobility is on many employers’ agenda for a wide number of reasons, including limited qualified resources and entering new territories. The procedure for detachment in Romania is one of Europe’s difficult cases and basically Romania looses a lot of taxes by a central agency that is working with a procedure that is contra productive and against migration to other regions in Europe. But with a lot of effort you will obtain your A1 form as employee or independent worker – PFA. We hope that the government will simplify the application to obtain European standards (e.g. Belgium you will have it in a couple of days by mail).
For more info mail frjacobs@telenet.be

How to proceed  in order to get the A1 form in Romania?

You can leave on a short assignment to another EU country (maximum 2 years) while staying covered by your home country's social security system; you will be then considered a posted worker.
You can be either an employee posted by your employer, or a self-employed person (PFA).
Rules on postings are designed to make it easier for you to work abroad for a limited period:
  • You won't need a work permit - unless you are an employee posted from Croatia to Austria, where restrictions apply to work in certain sectors.
  • You won't need to have your professional qualifications recognised; however, you may need to make a written declaration for some professions
  • You will keep on paying contributions to your home country's authorities
  • You will be covered by your home country's social security
  • In your host country you will however be subject to local rules - which means you could be asked to pay for services that are provided for free at home: find out about different social security systems in the EU
  • Once you retire, you won't have to deal with social security institutions from different countries - your host country's institutions will not be involved.
While EU rules ensure that you can stay covered by your home social security, there are no EU-wide laws laying down which country can tax your income during a posting. This may be set out in national laws or tax agreements between countries - but these agreements do not cover all eventualities and vary considerably.

Remaining in your home social security system with the A1 form from romania

If you wish to remain in your home social security system in Romania, you'll need an A1 form (formerly the E 101 form). This form proves that you and your dependents are still covered by your home system while abroad - for up to 2 years.
  • If you are an employee, make sure your employer gives you the A1 form
  • Keep this form with you
  • If you are self-employed, get the A1 form from the social security institution you are registered with in your home country and keep this form with you
  • For Belgium you need to register at www.limosa.be in order to obtain a form with a QR- code for labour inspections
You should be able to present the A1 form to the authorities at any time during your stay abroad. If you're unable to, you might have to pay social security contributions there. If you are checked and have a valid A1 form, your host country must recognise it.

Professional qualifications when you apply for an A1 form in Romania

To work temporarily in another EU country, you don't need to apply to have your qualifications recognised.
Obligations of the employer in the EU outside of Romania
If you are an employee, your employer is obliged to comply with the host country's basic rules on employee protection for the duration of your posting; these include:
  • minimum wage (your salary may not be less than the local minimum wage)
  • maximum work periods and minimum rest periods
  • working hours (you may not work more than a defined amount of hours)
  • minimum paid annual leave (you are entitled to holidays)
  • health and safety at work
  • employment conditions for pregnant women and young people
  • rules prohibiting child labour.

Legislation

The A1 portable document is issued pursuant to the provisions of Regulation (EC) no. 883/2004 on the coordination of social security systems and those of Regulation (EC) No . 987/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009, the regulations that apply in the relationship between EU Member States and European Economic Area.

For more info mail frjacobs@telenet.be

maandag 16 mei 2016

How to create a Romanian company in Romania

More info: frjacobs@telenet.be
We are specialized in providing assistance and guidance related to international company formation in Romania, company registration in Romania and related services in Romania. We also assist with the management and administration of international companies, and provide company services that are designed to guide and support the daily business.
Our specialized services include asset protection, accounting and audit services, licensing solutions, legal advice and representation, patent and trademark registration and office services. We provide remote company creation services. You only travel when your company is created. We use our experience to proceed with your incorporation quickly, efficiently and in a cost effective and professional manner.
We helped a lot of foreign investors in opening a company in Romania and the registration of a company in Romania. We are experts in company creation in Romania as well as other services like business licences and permits, bank account openings complemented by internet banking , consulting services, administrative services, accounting.
Here is what we offer via Romania:
  • Stable economy, politically and financially stable business climate.
  • Make greater gains on annual capital and personal and corporate tax reduction.
  • High levels of asset protection and tax planning can be achieved.
  • Favourable tax environment and low tax benefits.
  • Strict confidentiality and privacy laws and protection from lawsuits and creditor claims.
  • Lower levels of business risks.
  • Real estate planning.
  • Your customers will take you more seriously if you have a local base.
  • If you use a joint venture, you will be able to share the risk. You will also benefit from your partner's local knowledge and reputation. If you operate alone, all profits from the enterprise remain yours alone.
  •  A local subsidiary company offers limited liability if things go wrong. It is also easier to expand than a local office. It provides an opportunity to extend your intellectual property rights and registrations into other markets.
More info: frjacobs@telenet.be