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Chisinau-based Central Market has income of as little as 204,000 lei in 2020

15:08 | 20.10.2021 Category: Economic

Chisinau, 20 October /MOLDPRES/ - The Chisinau Municipal Council (CMC), at a 19 October meeting, accepted the exemption of the Central Market municipal enterprise from the compulsory payment of the 30-percent share of the incomes got in 2020 to the municipal budget.     

According to the director of the Central Market, Ion Pantea, in 2020, the enterprise paid 10 million lei out of an older fine worth 85 million lei to the State Fiscal Service (SFS). ‘’After the payment of ten million lei, the revenues got in 2020 amount to as little as 204,000 lei. We need another two million lei for the full payment of this fine. I ask the councilors for the exemption from the obligatory payment of 30 per cent meant for the municipal budget,’’ Pantea said.    

The municipal official’s demand triggered the discontent of more municipal councilors. Contacted by MOLDPRES, municipal councilor Ruslan Verbitchi noted that the cash revenues had increased at the Central Market municipal enterprise. ‘’The increase in the operation with cash money registered at this enterprise leads to the enhancement of the fiscal fraud risk,’’ Verbitchi also said.   

For his part, the enterprise’s director, Ion Pantea, said that ‘’any fiscal fraud is excluded, due to the fact that most fiscal operations on the territory of the Central Market are made through cash registers.’’ According to Pantea, the payment of the fine worth 85 million lei to the State Fiscal Service ‘’is a proof of a good management of the financial resources accumulated at the Central Market municipal enterprise.’’  

In 2015, following a control carried out by SFS, the Central Market municipal enterprise was amended with 85 million lei.  



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