Sources declared for that negotiations between the government and the IMF are focused on the modifications on the Fiscal Code related to taxes on unused land, real estate transactions and luxury goods. Quoted sources said that the two parties are considering a VAT increase and a tax increase by 1-2 percentage points.

Sources said that the IMF insisted on massive lay offs and the alternative is to increase taxes. The VAT increase and the tax on revenues might enter into force in 2011, sources quoted said.