Witchcraft Now a Legal Profession in Romania

...which means they have to pay income taxes

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 4, 2011 3:45 AM CST

(Newser) – Romania's witches aren't happy about a change in the country's labor laws that makes witchcraft a recognized profession. The move, part of a crackdown on tax evasion, will make it harder for witches to avoid paying income tax, AP reports. One witch has threatened to cast a spell using black pepper and yeast to create discord in the country's government as revenge.

Witches, astrologers, and driving instructors are now liable for income tax on their earnings in Romania.
Witches, astrologers, and driving instructors are now liable for income tax on their earnings in Romania.   (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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