The study takes into account the social contributions and the income tax obtained from salaries valid at the end of October, in six states in the region, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and the Czech Republic, paid by the employees with net salary of 1,000 euro, normal working programme of eight hours a day, for 21 days per month.

 “The highest taxes paid by the employee, social contributions and income tax we find in Hungary, followed by the Czech Republic and Romania. Poland and Slovakia have approximately the same level of tax and the Ukrainians employees pay the least. As the majority of employees negotiate their net salary, very many do not know that the difference between the gross salary and the net is the time effectively worked which they do in one month to pay all those taxes to the state, stated in a press release Maria Cojocaru, payroll manager Accace in Romania.

 According to the Accace analysis, the Hungary employees work almost 34% of the working time in a month, approximately seven days, to pay the taxes to the state, while approximately 30% of the work done by the employees in the Czech Republic and Romania in a month, approximately six days represents the time given to cover the value of social contributions and the tax.

 In the top there follow the Polish and Slovakian employees who work approximately five days, 25% of the monthly worked time to cover the contributions and the income tax, while the Ukrainians work only 3 days and a half, 18% of the time, they having a very low level of social contributions to the state, by comparison to the rest of the analysed countries.

 The situation in the compared countries as regards the contributions due to the state by the employers is balanced enough, with the exception of Poland where the employer owes the lowest taxes for the payment of a net salary of 1,000 euro. At the other end is the Czech Republic where the employer pays taxes which almost reach the level of 500 euro for a net salary of 1,000 euro.


 In this top, Romania is last but one, after Poland, the employers paying to the state social contributions of approximately 400 euro according to Accace. “The high level of social contributions owed by employers and employees, should be a good thing for them if in time, the sums collected at the state budget would reflect benefits such as high pensions, complete medical services or support in case of unemployment, but unfortunately the high number of beneficiaries at present, as well as the poor administration of the collected funds, do not ensure the necessary assistance in the future, Cojocariu said. (source: