Vehicles only used as business cars to get colored registration plates
Estonian Finance Ministry wants to change as of 2018 the system of taxation of company cars, according to which the taxation of the fringe benefit will depend on the value of the car, while driving logs will partially vanish and cars only being used in entrepreneurship will have to use registration plates of other colors, and these changes will result in 5 million euros less budgetary receipts.
Owners of only 84 Volkswagens in Estonia have had car's software fixed
Dealers have performed a software update on 84 Volkswagen vehicles in Estonia under the processing plan made available by the German automaker here since the end of February to fix test-rigging software.
Estonian court sends to prison two Lithuanian car thieves
The Tartu county court on Monday sent to prison two Lithuanian car thieves who belonged to a criminal group who stole cars and sold them in Lithuania.
Private cars increasingly bought from Russia
Used car purchases in Estonia from Russia are significantly up having almost quadrupled year-on-year.
11.08.2016, Ilja SmirnovPM
Drifting into eternity on road back home
Ironically, we saw two cars in roadside ditches while on our way to talks to those closest to the young people perished in Saturday wreck, with one just some few kilometers off the spot.
02.08.2016, Cätriin VuksPM
Editorial: the Estonian and the Car
Debates around how to tax company cars doing private rides stirs passions and seems endless. How do we cut the red tape while arriving at some transparency? The measures being proposed make matters no better.
Sellers sour at new company car tax plan
These past months, finance ministry is in spotlight with plan to alter taxation scheme for private use of company cars. An object of scorn is ministerial desire to mark company cars used for private rides with stickers.
18.07.2016, Joosep Värk
Porsche: Suurbritannia jääb meie võtmeturuks ka peale Brexitit
Luksusautode tootja Porsche tegevjuhi Oliver Blume sõnul ei mõjuta Brexiti referendum ettevõtte suhet Suurbritanniaga, kirjutab Autocar.
Heart of Tallinn to undergo major facelift
It all starts by the Tammsaare Park in city centre reconstructed, followed by new main street built.
04.05.2016, Uwe GnadenteichPM
At long last: conceptual design for more lenient taxation of company cars completed
Finance minister Sven Sester (IRL) has handed the government a concept for company car tax, binning the much-hated «trip diaries» and making private use of weaker-than-average vehicles significantly cheaper.
18.04.2016, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
Editorial: Uber kaput?
These days, taxi app gets you an available driver in the blink of an eye. Basically, the technological solutions have triggered a taxi revolution especially embodied by the Uber-like drive sharing solutions. Anybody could do taxi now.
Estonia's new car sales drop 3 pct to 20,350 in 2015
Altogether 20,350 brand new cars were sold in Estonia during 2015, 3 percent less than in 2014, the association of Estonian car dealers and service companies AMTEL said in a press release.
Auto owners half guilty
Technical inspectors union head hopes all dishonest workers have been caught with none remaining in hiding. He adds, though, that such car owners are also to blame who expect to pass the roadworthiness test some easier way.
22.12.2015, Helen Mihelson
Stockholmis tuli pollar kai küljest lahti ja lendas autode suunas
Rootsi pealinnas Stockholmis tuli pollar ehk sadamakai post, mille külge pannakse laeva kinnitusotsad kai küljest lahti ning lendas sadu meetreid, kukkudes lõpuks autole.
09.11.2015, Inna-Katrin HeinPM
Editorial: Riigikogu, shake the shame
At Riigikogu, many are glaringly annoyed at media dealing with costs compensation. But Estonia is a parliamentary state and, regrettably, the behavior of elected representatives has over the years remained much the... same. Memberships come and go yet the issue remains to be solved to satisfy the public. Wisdom lacking, or willingness?
Riigikogu at attempt two to limit its love for cars
The parliament has already set itself a luxury car limit once, then to withdraw it. A Postimees poll shows that in run-up to council of elders on Wednesday deputies remain worlds apart on how they ought to curb their rights to spend taxpayer money... if at all.
12.10.2015, Oliver KundPM
Editorial: dear Riigikogu
The sunny start of Riigikogu, spiced up by President inside and Tractors at the door, got clouded and rainy yesterday. As if to illustrate what the media was up to. Again. Picking apart the costs and compensations.
Cadillac lükkab plaane Euroopas edasi
USA autotootja General Motors loobub tõenäoliselt uute Cadillacide müükipanemisest Euroopas enne 2020. aastat.
13.08.2015, Aivar PauPM
Company car tax system repair required
The new value-added tax system applied to company cars last December failed to yield desired results – instead of the €47m expected, mere six million euros have been harvested at half year mark.
10.06.2015, Kadri HansaluPM
Editorial: new cars leased by state purely to park?
€19.3m of yearly savings by state on account of official cars – as reckoned by public servant Tauno Tuisk in his Master’s at Tallinn University of Technology. This is over a quarter of the amount spent by state and local governments on vehicles. The calculated economy being so striking, one wonders: why isn’t it all being executed already? Or, at least, in the nearest-term pipeline?
Estonia in ditch with official cars
Public sector possesses poor overview of its vehicle fleet; procurements to buy official cars are performed one at a time; the autos are used in a manner ineffective. Yearly, related direct costs could be cut by 28.3 percent i.e. €19.3m – would we be willing to amend the law and seek economies of scale.
09.06.2015, Oliver KundPM
Car thief on run pinned by police dog fangs
Late last Sunday night, a grand police operation to grab Lithuanian car thieves culminated with K-Commando special unit ambush in Pärnu County, Estonia. An alleged criminal, attempting to sprint into the woods, ended up bitten by service dog.
26.03.2015, Risto BerendsonPM
Taxman had enough
By businessmen and politicians alike, warm words were said regarding the Tax Board chief Marek Helm who dramatically quit his post yesterday. Meanwhile, interpretations vary.
27.02.2015, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
«Nigerian scam» strikes car biz in Estonia
Estonia has contracted a modern version of Nigerian scam – a middle aged man paid €2,000 for a car that to this day fails to materialise.
19.12.2014, Risto BerendsonPM
Luxury driving on road to recovery
In initial six months of the year, 45 luxury cars have been bought in Estonia – just two short of total sales for 2012.
15.08.2014, Kalev AasmäePM
Tallinn sweats, jolts and groans in traffic havoc
Job neglected by builder makes Tallinn city centre traffic worse than feared.
05.08.2014, Uwe GnadenteichPM
Road Administration testing new type of speed camera
Not mass produced yet, the speed camera is based on current laser-based measuring technology.
05.08.2014, Andres EinmannPM
Google Street View cars back in Estonia
From yesterday till end of August, AS Regio Eesti will be updating Google Street View pictures in major Estonian cities, in Latvia and in Lithuania.
Estonia increasingly eager to drive electric
In April 29 electric vehicles were registered – all by private persons. It used to be the state agency thing, rather.
21.05.2014, Kalev AasmäePM
Estonian car thieves plague elite of Stockholm
Swedish media says crooks from Estonia caused 80 million kronor worth of harm.
17.03.2014, Risto BerendsonElu
Disney On Ice jääetenduses kihutavad Saku Suurhalli elusuuruses Autod
7. - 9. veebruarini esietendub Tallinnas, Saku Suurhallis maailmakuulus DISNEY ON ICE jääetendus. Eestis näidatakse showd nimega Fantaasiamaailmad, mille raames saab publik nautida Disney lemmiktegelasi armastatud joonisfilmidest «Autod», «Väike Merineitsi», «Tinker Bell» ja «Lelulugu 3». Kogu perele elamusterohket vaatemängu pakkuva jääetenduse raames kihutavad Saku Suurhalli jääle ka elusuuruses autod.
Car tax turbo procedure hits ditch
For the time being, no change to taxation rules for of autos.
13.11.2013, Liina ValdrePM
Editorial: taxing company cars – correct step taken incorrectly
When it comes to taxing cars, finance ministry is basically on the right track; even so, it is weird for them to drive the tax amendments through Riigikogu with no prior public debate. The more so that we are not talking about a tax hole that was discovered «yesterday» and needs to be closed up by tomorrow, so let’s run... No: all the issues and question marks have basically been known for quite a while.
1,703 new cars registered in June
The number of passenger cars registered in the Estonian motor vehicle register in June for the first time was 4,255, of which 1,703 or 40 percent were brand new.
Estonia estimates used car market to have EUR 18 mln tax hole
There's a tax shortfall of 18 million euros in the Estonian market of used cars, the Tax and Customs Board estimates.
Seadus ei keela lastefilmi vahele alkoreklaami näidata
Eile õhtul näitas TV3 laste rõõmuks populaarset animafilmi «Autod», tähelepanelikel lastevanematel võis aga meel filmi kulgedes üsna mõruks minna, sest pauside ajal püüdis võsukeste tähelepanu alkoholireklaam.
16.03.2009, Siiri Erala