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Taxes – Latvia

Updated : 23/05/2014

Income taxes abroad

What's your situation?

I'm an employee

Which income will be taxed in Latvia?

  • Latvian resident for tax purposes? You must pay tax on your worldwide income there.

    (criterion: having been registered as living there for at least 183 consecutive days in a 12 month period)

  • Live in Latvia but for less than 183 consecutive days in a 12-month period? You are not considered tax resident and pay tax only on the income you earned in Latvia.

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

How much will you pay?

Income tax rates

Individuals pay a flat rate of 24%. Take into account any:

  • tax allowances
  • deductions you are entitled to for certain types of expenditure.

When and how do you pay?

Your employer deducts income tax and social-security contributions from your salary. If you have no other source of income, you do not have to file an annual return.

If you wish to do so, returns must be filed between 1 March and 1 June

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 exactly which department you should send your appeal to and which procedures you need to follow.


Latvian Ministry of Finance

Latvian State Revenue Service

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