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Roxana Popel

Head of Tax, Romania

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP S.C.P.
11-15, Tipografilor Street
B3-B4, 4th Floor
District 1
013714 Bucharest
Languages Romanian, English

Roxana Popel is a senior tax specialist and Head of Tax in CMS Romania. Roxana has 15 years’ broad experience in both Romanian and international corporate taxation, and provides tax planning and advisory services to both multinational and domestic clients in Romania and beyond.

Roxana’s expertise covers a wide range of services, from advising on bespoke cross-border structuring to drafting and negotiating tax indemnities, as well as assessing the level of tax compliance with applicable legislation, identifying tax optimisation solutions, assisting with tax audits or reviews, and the tax aspects of due diligence. She works with a large portfolio of clients across numerous industry sectors, with a particular focus on the Consumer Products and Retail, Agriculture, Manufacturing and Utilities sectors.

Prior to joining CMS, Roxana was a Tax Director at PwC in Romania. During a nine-month secondment in the PwC Sydney office in Australia she further bolstered her international tax experience. Throughout her career Roxana has been actively involved in working groups in discussions with the Romanian Ministry of Finance and recommending updates to the tax legislation in Romania. Roxana is a licensed tax advisor and member of the Romanian Chamber of Certified Tax Consultants.

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Memberships & Roles

  • Member, Romanian Chamber of Certified Tax Consultants
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  • 2010 – ACCA Qualification, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • 1999 - Masters in Financial and Monetary Strategies and Policies, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
  • 1998 - Bachelor Degree in Finance, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
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10 March 2021
Ro­mani­an gov­ern­ment amends Tax Code and Ac­count­ing Law
On 26 Feb­ru­ary 2021, Ro­mania pub­lished Emer­gency Or­din­ance no. 13/2021 for the amend­ment and com­ple­tion of the Tax Code and of the Ac­count­ing Law (GEO 13/2021) in the Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette. The main amend­ments...
03 March 2021
Tax debt re­struc­tur­ing and can­cel­la­tion of ac­cess­ory tax li­ab­il­it­ies still...
Debt re­struc­tur­ing meas­ures and the pos­sib­il­ity to can­cel ac­cess­ory tax li­ab­il­it­ies are still avail­able to Ro­mani­an tax­pay­ers, but in or­der to be eli­gible tax­pay­ers must no­ti­fy tax au­thor­ity by 31 March...
February 2021
The new VAT scheme for e‑com­merce
The CMS TAX group is pleased to launch the guide on VAT e-com­merce This guide cov­ers the VAT e-com­merce pack­age, which was first ap­proved in 2017 (Dir­ect­ive 2017 / 2455) and ad­ded to in 2019 (Dir­ect­ive...
22 December 2020
Ro­mania amends Fisc­al Pro­ced­ure Code and its high court rules on stat­ute...
On 18 Decem­ber 2020, the Ro­mani­an Pres­id­ent pro­mul­gated an amend­ment on the law on fisc­al pro­ced­ures and in the Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette it was pub­lished a High Court of Cas­sa­tion and Justice rul­ing on the five-year...
22 December 2020
Ro­mania amends Tax Code for 2021
On 21 Decem­ber 2020, Law no. 296/2020 for the amend­ment and com­ple­tion of the Tax Code was pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette, which in­cludes the fol­low­ing main meas­ures: Defin­i­tions and gen­er­al pro­vi­sions...
17 November 2020
Ro­mania brings new amend­ments to the Fisc­al Code
Ro­mania has in­tro­duced two amend­ments to its Fisc­al Code with the pas­sage of Law no. 239/2020, which was pub­lished on 6 Novem­ber 2020 and entered in­to force on 9 Novem­ber 2020, and Law no. 248/2020, which...
17 November 2020
Land­mark ECJ rul­ing on a Ro­mani­an case in­volving de­duc­tion of VAT on aban­doned...
On 12 Novem­ber, the ECJ is­sued its de­cision in case C-734/19 ITH Comer­cial Tim­isoara SRL (ITH) in­volving the in­put VAT re­cov­ery for goods and ser­vices no longer used by the tax­pay­er (i.e. per­tain­ing to...
28 October 2020
Ro­mani­an gov­ern­ment in­tro­duces new meas­ures in re­sponse to COV­ID-19
On 26 Oc­to­ber 2020, Ro­mania put in­to place Gov­ern­ment Emer­gency Or­din­ance no. 181/2020 (“GEO 181/2020”) ap­prov­ing ad­di­tion­al tax meas­ures and dead­lines ex­ten­sions to sup­port busi­ness dur­ing the re­cov­ery...
10 September 2020
Ro­mania passes new tax in­cent­ives to bol­ster busi­ness
On 4 Septem­ber 2020, Ro­mania en­acted Gov­ern­ment Emer­gency Or­din­ance no. 153/2020 (GEO 153/2020), which in­tro­duces pro­gress­ive bon­ific­a­tions for com­pan­ies im­prov­ing their equity po­s­i­tion. GEO 153/2020...
05 August 2020
Ro­mani­an Tax Au­thor­ity takes a fur­ther step to­wards di­git­al­isa­tion
The on­line visu­al iden­ti­fic­a­tion pro­ced­ure, an es­sen­tial part of Min­istry of Fin­ance Or­der no. 2012/2020 (of­fi­cially passed on 11 June) that al­lows for tax au­thor­it­ies and tax­pay­ers to com­mu­nic­ate by...
29 July 2020
Ro­mania in­tro­duces tax in­cent­ives for ac­quis­i­tion of elec­tron­ic cash re­gisters
On 24 Ju­ly 2020, Law no. 153/2020 was en­acted and pub­lished, which in­tro­duces tax in­cent­ives for the ac­quis­i­tion of elec­tron­ic cash re­gisters. The pas­sage of this law was promp­ted by the fact that eco­nom­ic...
16 July 2020
Ro­mania amends tax debt re­struc­tur­ing pro­gramme
On 8 Ju­ly 2020, the Ro­mani­an par­lia­ment is­sued Law no. 114/2020 (Law 114/2020) for the ap­prov­al of Gov­ern­ment Emer­gency Or­din­ance no. 90/2020 (GEO 90/2020), re­gard­ing the tax debt-re­struc­tur­ing pro­gramme...