The Methodological Norms on vacation vouchers, published in the Official Gazette, determine the maximum value of the vouchers provided to employees both in the private and in the public sector. The Government Decision 614/2015 on amending and supplementing the Government Decision 215/2009 approving the Methodological Norms on granting vacation vouchers was published in the Official Gazette on August 6, 2015.
The regulation establishes the limit that can be used in vacation vouchers only in the Romanian tourism to a maximum of six gross minimum salary. The value ticket units issued authorizing the Ministry of Finance, the vacation vouchers can be granted only to persons employed with individual labor contract.
The employers can give employees vouchers (value tickets) for them to only use in the tourist structures in Romania. These vouchers can be:
The employers, next to the unions or the beneficiary representatives, establish rules for granting:
In case of private sector employees, the nominal amounts for covering the vacation vouchers will be included in the incomes and expenditures budget approved, in the separate expenses called “Vacation vouchers”.
According to the law, the purchase orders for vouchers are transmitted to the issuing units and contain information as:
The maximum limit of six minimum gross salaries is established by GEO no. 8/2009, updated. At a minimum gross salary of 1,050 lei in July 2015, the maximum value for vacation vouchers is 6,300 lei.
The vacation voucher, on paper or electronic, is valid for one year from the date of issue, without understanding that this is the validity of the electronic media, under Article 7 (2) of GD 614/2015.
If the employee does not use the vacation vouchers issued on paper within one year set by law, it is obliged to return them to the employer. In case of the electronic ones, the unit that issued the vouchers will refund the nominal values to the employer.
The vacation vouchers are entirely sustained by the employer, and the related amounts are deductible for profit tax.
The rules for granting vacation vouchers will be included in the internal regulations or in the collective labor agreement and will be communicated to the employees. At the same time, the employer is obliged, under Article 10 of the Norms, to organize their own records of vouchers, according to the models in the annex, depending on the media type (paper or electronic).
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