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Uber drivers pay, for 4 hours of work, taxes equivalent to minimum-wage employee level

Alexandra Corolea, spokesperson of Uber Romania and the Balkans stated Monday during a press conference that a hundred Uber drivers who work 4 hours per day pay annual taxes worth 300,000 lei.

"We asked a financial consulting company that works with a few hundred partner drivers to carry out a study. They surveyed 100 Uber partners that occasionally drive 4 hours a day as a part-time scheme. They pay annual taxes of 300,000 euro. Monthly, that equates the tax paid by an employer if he/she hired someone with the minimum wage," Corolea said.

She also stated that Uber is also paying taxes in Romania as a registered company.

"Uber has a subsidiary registered in Romania and pays taxes here. There is also the Netherlands company that owns the application and, as any technology company, according to the unique digital space, if I am registered in Romania and I provide a technology service in all the countries of the European Union, I will pay taxes for the technology service in the respective state These are the rules of the European Union. Uber has here a local entity and its activities deal with the development of the service, it provides support service for the partner drivers, for the users. We pay taxes in Romania both as Uber, and so do the partner drivers," further showed the Uber official.

According to her, less than 5 pct of the drivers were completely deactivated as a result of customer feedback.



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