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  • In order to mitigate the financial situation of companies, the Tax and Customs Board will suspend the calculation of interest on the corporate tax arrears during the emergency situation. Interest exemption will apply retroactively from March 1 until May 18.

  • As of May 18, the interest rate will be reduced from the current 0.06 per cent to 0.03 per cent. Going forward, the Tax and Customs Board may reduce the interest rate by 50 to 100 per cent.

  • The state is going to cover the first quarter advance social tax payments for self-employed persons to help them overcome the economic difficulties caused by the crisis. The state will transfer the first quarter advance payment of the social tax to the self-employed person's advance payment account at the Tax and Customs Board. If the self-employed person has already made the advance payment, they can use this amount to cover any current or future tax liability, as well as request the payment of these funds to their bank account.

  • If the entrepreneur wishes to participate in public procurements, apply for grants or permits from the state or local municipality, it is definitely necessary to organize the payment of arrears in instalments. The payment of tax arrears in instalments is also necessary for applying to several state support measures.

  • The payment of tax arrears in instalments is important even when the difficulties are long-term.

  • All tax returns must be correctly completed and submitted in due time so that the state can assess the real situation of companies and make the right decisions to help them.

Last updated: 14.05.2020 20:12

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The answer is no. The suspension of the calculation of interest form tax debt does not mean a general tax exemption. We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone. However, in order to ensure the functioning of the State, it is important that any person who is able to pay tax would still pay. In the current situation, this is more important than ever before.

Last updated: 02.04.2020 14:05

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Tax and Customs Board service bureaus were reopened on May 18. To protect the health of the customers and the customer service officials, the 2+2 rule is in force in the service bureaus and the waiting rooms of the service bureaus will remain closed. Income tax returns of natural persons will be accepted both electronically and on paper until June 30.

  • The Tax and Customs Board opened a website that gathers together tax information regarding the emergency situation at https://www.emta.ee/eng/etcbs-information-emergency-situation, where companies will find answers to frequently asked questions and current news about the changes. Information on the website is being constantly updated.

  • In Russian, the answers to frequently asked questions can be found at https://www.emta.ee/ru/chrezvychaynaya-situacya.

  • For further questions, we ask the entrepreneurs to contact the e-mail address ariklient@emta.ee or to call 880 0812. The Tax and Customs Board responds to the e-mails within five working days, if your question in more urgent, you should preferably try reaching us on the phone.

  • Customs information can be obtained from tolliinfo@emta.ee or call: 880 0814

  • For technical issues and instructions regarding e-MTA, please contact e-maks@emta.ee or call 880 0815.

  • Questions from private customers will be answered by eraklient@emta.ee and by phone 880 0811.

Last updated: 24.05.2020 16:43

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