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.
On receiving land tax notices, it became evident that in the data forwarded by the local government agency lots of people have failed to receive the land tax incentive for the residental land of their dwelling-place. This concerns people who have sold or purchased an immovable property in the second half-year of 2019. From the inquiry to the Land Board it appeared that the reason for that is a failure between the x-Road design of the renewing of addresses of the population register and the land tax information system of the Land Board. That is why not all the data reached us faultlessly.
The Estonian Tax and Customs Board (ETCB) started issuing land tax notices from today. 389 000 notices to 324 000 people in the amount of 59,7 million euros shall be sent out by e-mail, phone brief message or by post.
The Estonian Tax and Customs Board (ETCB) together with LHV Pank brought for the first time the business account to the Estonian market at the beginning of this year, which facilitates payment of taxes and reporting for private persons engaged in business. As at the beginning of December, 1626 persons were the users of a business account and more than 1.8 million euros have been transferred into the account.
The willingness of the Estonian citizens to pay taxes has been improved during a year and more and more people will find that payment of taxes is not easy to avoid. Even 92 per cent of the people of Estonia consider payment of taxes their essential obligation, as became evident from the public opinion poll ordered by the Estonian Tax and Customs Board (ETCB).