Due to a large number of users, the Estonian Tax and Customs Board (ETCB) has limited the number of users who can simultaneously file their income tax return electronically, and recommends that people do not rush to submit the tax returns.
The transitional period of the United Kingdom for leaving the European Union ended on 1 January, which means that the customs union rules no longer apply to trade with the United Kingdom. This means that from now on travel to or from the UK, ordering parcels from the UK or trade between companies will be subject to customs procedures.
A scheduled maintenance is performed to the information systems of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board (ETCB) due to systems upgrading starting on 4 December in the evening at 22:00 and expected to last until 5 December 09:00 in the morning.
There will be a scheduled interruption in the information systems of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board (ETCB) from 22:00 on the evening of 4 December, which is expected to last until 09:00 on the morning of 5 December. During the interruption, the online services environment e-MTA and the information systems and X-tee services accessible from the e-MTA will be unavailable. Queries about public information in the ETCB information systems cannot be made during this period either.
As of today, the Estonian Tax and Customs Board (ETCB) provides business operators with a new e-service that is unique in the world - tax behaviour ratings, which is a tool for businesses to keep their tax matters in order.
The Estonian Tax and Customs Board (ETCB) calls on companies that have fallen into difficulties in paying taxes in the period of the emergency situation and cannot afford to pay the full amount of taxes they owe to apply for payment by instalments through the e-MTA. After the end of the emergency situation, interests will be charged again on tax arrears that are not rescheduled.
In order to alleviate the financial situation of companies, the Estonian Tax and Customs Board (ETCB) suspends the calculation of interests on their tax arrears for the period of emergency with retroactive effect as from 1 March to 1 May. However, all tax returns must be submitted on time and taxes must be paid whenever it is possible.
Due to the state of emergency in Estonia and the need for the prevention of the spread of virus diseases, the Estonian Tax and Customs Board (ETCB) has closed the service bureaus in Saaremaa, Viljandi, Võru and Tartu today. As from Monday, 16 March, all the other service bureaus across Estonia will be closed as well. The service bureaus will initially remain closed for two weeks.
From Saturday or as of 15 February income tax returns shall be submitted to the Estonian Tax and Customs Board (ETCB), the bureaus of ETCB shall start issuing precompleted income tax returns on paper as of 17 February.