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Estonia Tax Rates 2015


January 2015
Starting January 1, 2015 the corporate income tax rate and the personal income tax rate are reduced from the previous 21% rate to 20%.

Estonia Luxembourg Tax Treaty


August 2014
The two countries signed on July 7, 2014 a new tax treaty replacing the existing 2006 tax treaty. The tax withholding rate according to the new tax treaty will be 0%/10% on dividends, depending on the percentage of holding by the recipient and zero on payments of interest and royalties.

Estonia Tax Board New E-mail for Non-Residents


July 2012
The Estonian tax and customs board created a new e-mail address for non-residents.
The new e-mail is aimed for non-residents having tax inquiries and for Estonian companies who may have questions relating to non-residents.
The new e-mail is onresident@emta.ee.


Estonia India Double Tax Treaty


September 2011
Estonia and India signed on September 19 a new double tax treaty, DTA.
The two countries also signed a cooperation agreement in the fields of information, communication and technology, education and e-governance.


Estonia to Adopt the Euro


July 2010
Estonia will adopt the Euro as its official currency starting January 1, 2011.
The adoption follows a final approval by the EU finance ministers meeting in Brussels.
The exchange rate will be 15.6466 Estonian Kroon to one Euro.
Estonia will become the 17th EU member, out of 27 members, to adopt the Euro.


Estonia to Join the OECD


May 2010
Estonia was invited on May 10, 2010 together with Israel and Slovenia to join the OECD, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
After the accession the OECD member states will increase to 34.
The official accession ceremony will be held in Paris on May 27, 2010.


Estonia New V.A.T. Rate


July 2009
From July 1, 2009 the standard V.A.T. rate was raised from the previous 18% rate to 20%.
From 1.7.2009 there are some amendments regarding labour laws too.
Sickness benefit will be paid by employers from the 4th day of the illness, compared to the previous 2nd day limit.
The employer has to pay 70% of the average salary for the 4th to 8th days of the sickness.
From the 9th day onwards sickness benefit is paid by the Estonian health insurance fund.


Estonia New V.A.T. Rates


September 2008
Estonia is planning to increase the reduced V.A.T rate on certain goods and services, e.g. medicines and accommodation, from the current 5% rate to 9%.
According to www.balticbusinessnews.com the proposed change would add EEK 270 millions to the Estonian budget.


Estonia Income Tax


JANUARY 2007
From 1.1.2007 the new flat income tax rate for companies and individuals is 22%(2006 rate-23%).
The flat rate would be further reduced to 21% in 2008 and 20% from 2009.


Estonia Income Tax


JANUARY 2006
From 1.1.2006 the new flat income tax rate for companies and individuals in Estonia is 23%(previous rate-24%).
The monthly exempt income for a resident individual is EEK 2,000.


Estonia Taxes


September 2005
The parliment approved new tax amendments.
The flat income tax rate for companies and individuals(24% in 2005) would be reduced to 23% in 2006, down to 20% in 2009 (1% annual reduction).
From 1.1.2006 the monthly exempt income for a resident individual would be EEK 2,000.


Estonia Income Tax


January 2005
From January 2005 the new Estonia individual tax rate is 24% (previous rate - 26%).

Estonia Income Tax


May 2004
Estonia corporate income tax rate for distributed income (26/74 in 2004) would be reduced from 1.1.05 to 24/76, from 1.1.06 to 22/78 and from 1.1.07 to 20/80.
Estonia individual income tax rate (26% in 2004) would be reduced from 1.1.05 to 24%, 22% from 1.1.06 and 20% from 1.1.07.







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