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Banks’ lending decisions will be based on TCB data on applicants’ real income

The Tax and Customs Board (TCB) and the Estonian Banking Association agreed to automate requests for data on the official information of private persons’ wages submitted to the Tax and Customs Board, which will be taken into account by banks when granting a loan. In future, loan applicants can provide the information of their official wages in the internet bank when filling out their loan application.

Leased cars can again cross the eastern border

It is again possible to cross the border with leased cars without a guarantee payment at the border crossing points of Narva, Koidula and Luhamaa.

Employment register got a new design

The employment register has a new look since the evening of June 18, which corresponds to the future design of the e-Tax/e-Customs to be completed in 2020.

Narva Railway Border Crossing Point got a new X-ray equipment

Today the Estonian Tax and Customs Board received the last unit of the five units of X-ray equipment from the Chinese technological company Nuctech, an X-ray equipment installed at Narva Railway Border Crossing Point. New equipment enables to examine the inward goods to Estonia significantly faster than so far and to detect illicit goods more efficiently.

Tackling cigarette smuggling is the EU-wide priority in the customs field

Under the Estonian Presidency the Council of the European Union has adopted conclusions on the fight against cigarette smuggling and illegal tobacco products. The Customs Cooperation Action Plan of the European Union has also been approved, giving high priority to combatting excise fraud, primarily the production of illicit cigarettes and illegal handling of mineral oils.

Development of new ETCB e-portal begins

The contracts involve the first phase of development where the structure of the online system will go through a comprehensive overhaul and the user experience of the online services will be improved by 2019.

Businesses can view ratings of their tax compliance on the ETCB`s e-portal

From this October, ETCB is providing on its E-Tax/E-Customs portal the new service of aggregate tax behaviour ratings, which provide business operators with an overview of the state of their tax matters.

Tax conference: what has technology got to do wit paying taxes?

On the 5th of October tax and IT specialists will be gathering at the conference „SmartEST Taxation“ in Tallinn to discuss the next-generation smart and secure e-services and how tax data collected can be reflected back to businesses.

Ecofin ministers discussed the centralisation of the customs union's IT systems

On Saturday, EU economic and finance ministers talked about the idea of centralising the development of the customs union’s IT systems as what would possibly be the most cost-efficient way forward.

The priorities of customs field are the future of IT-systems and the role of customs in the prevention of terrorist financing

During the presidency of the EU Council Estonia’s focus in the customs area is on the development of joint IT-systems with the view of reaching cost-effective solutions and avoiding duplication.