Mediafax Group clients have received notifications from The National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF), in which the authority informs them it has placed levy on their accounts, due to the debts that Mediafax Group must pay to the Romanian state, according to Paginademedia.ro.
The notification sent by the tax collection authority to Mediafax clients says that “a levy was placed on the sums that you owe to debtor Mediafax Group. The sums will be retained also in case of foreclosure, after the authorities receive the foreclosure title.”
In the notification letter, the authority mentions that Mediafax must pay to the state more than RON 21 million (EUR 4.7 million).
Most of this sum , RON 10.8 million (EUR 2.5 million) represents the VAT, while nearly RON 3 million (EUR 680,000) is the social insurance contribution that Mediafax owes to the state.
Mediafax Group is currently owned by media mogul Adrian Sarbu.
Orlando Nicoara, the general manager of Mediafax Group, said the company has contested the ANAF decision.
“We had controls over the past 3-4 months, and some measures were taken which led to the RON 21 million sum. We are in the process of appealing against this decision and are waiting for a ruling to our appeal. We are apologizing to all our partners for the inconvenience. The notification they received is not a foreclosure decision for the sums they owe to Mediafax Group, but a preemptive seizure,” said Nicoara for Paginademedia.ro.