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Taxes – Estonia

Updated : 23/05/2014

Income taxes abroad

What's your situation?

I'm an employee

Which income will be taxed in Estonia?

  • Live in Estonia (min. 6 months in the tax year)? You must pay tax on your worldwide income there.

  • Lived in Estonia but less than 6 months in the tax year? You are not considered tax resident and pay tax only on income earned in Estonia.

  • Income from other EU countries? Check you never pay tax twice on the same income.

How much will you pay?

What's left of your gross income in Estonia after deduction of taxes and social security contributions?

Income tax rates for 2013

Individuals pay a flat rate of 21%.

Local governments have the right to levy taxes.

Take into account:

  • the basic tax allowance (available to all taxpayers)
  • any deductions you are entitled to for certain types of expenditure.

When and how do you pay?

You must file an annual return with your regional tax office by 31 March.

How to appeal / complain?

If you disagree with your tax assessment, you can appeal to the tax office. Read your tax assessment letter carefully to find out which department you should send your appeal to and which procedures you need to follow.


Estonian government – income tax info

Check also what your EU rights are.

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