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Updated : 26/06/2017

Income taxes abroad – Estonia

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I'm an employee

Which income will be taxed in Estonia?

  • Living in Estonia for at least 6 months in the tax year? You must pay tax on your worldwide income there.
  • Living in Estonia for 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? Make sure 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 2016 (2017 return)

Individuals pay a flat rate of 20%.

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.

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Estonian government – income tax info

I'm self-employed

Which income will be taxed in Estonia?

  • Living in Estonia for at least 6 months in the tax year? You must pay tax on your worldwide income there.
  • Living in Estonia for 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? Make sure 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 2016 (2017 return)

Individuals pay a flat rate of 20%.

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?

The tax year in Estonia ends on 31 December.

Companies and self-employed persons must file monthly tax estimates and pay any taxes due on the 10th day following the end of the current month.

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.

Links

Estonian government - income tax info

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