Category Taxation in Estonia

Estonia Upsets Truckers With Digital Taxes

January 15, 2018 Taxation in Estonia

Estonia truck taxTALLINN – While many laud Estonia’s push for a digital government, some truck drivers are now claiming that the movement is interfering with their work.

According to the head of the Association of Estonian International Road Carriers, Einar Vallbaum, the country’s lack of road tax filling stations is a significant weakness in the national tax system which is leading to non-compliance.

On January 1st 2018 Estonia reformed the road taxes applied to trucks travelling through the country, meaning that all trucks with a weight in excess of 3.5 tons need to pay a tax.

However, along with the change, the government ceased the use of road-side filling stations which allowed drivers to pay for their daily or annual tax obligation, while also receiving a sticker showing that the tax is paid.

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First Former Soviet Republic Joins OECD

December 10, 2010 International Tax CooperationTaxation in Estonia

BDF_Summit_2010.06.02 (57)Estonia has become the 34th member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the first Baltic nation and the first former Soviet Republic state accepted into the Organization.

On December 9th Estonia counted another success in its continued efforts for economic integration with the Western world, after it was officially declared a full member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD). The membership application process was completed when the Estonian Ambassador to France Sven Jürgenson presented a signed copy of the Accession Agreement to the French Foreign Ministry for permanent record. By signing and depositing the document, Estonia has pledged its full dedication to supporting and participating in the OECD’s fundamental aims and goals.

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Estonia’s Tax Ration Increases

April 9, 2010 Taxation in Estonia

Foreboding Estonian ParliamentIn 2009 Estonia’s overall tax ratio was 36 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), rising by 4 percent compared to the previous year.

According to recent research released by Statistics Estonia (SE), due primarily to a significant increase in indirect tax collection in 2009, the overall national tax ratio increased by 4 percent of GDP. Overall, collection of direct taxes fell by 3 percent compared to 2008. Collection of indirect taxes increased by 2-3 percent compare to the indicators of last decade. Indirect Taxes collection, comprised of Value Added Tax (VAT) and Excise Duty, accounted for EEK 32 billion of the national collection total, while direct taxes, taxes of wealth and income, contributed EEK 16 billion.

According to the EU statistics office Eurostat, in the fourth quarter of ...

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