Fuel retailers under scrutiny
The tax board is set to monitor all transaction of purchase and sale on the fuel market to minimize tax fraud from next year. The board also wants to change fuel retailers' deposit payments system, which is worrying smaller players.
21.02.2017, Lennart RuudaPM
Entrepreneurs see profit tax as threat to competitiveness
Enterprise organizations are afraid that Finance Minister Sven Sester's (IRL) plan to employ an income tax pledge to stop profits being taken out of Estonia free of tax constitutes an ill-considered plan that could ward off foreign investors.
20.01.2017, Lennart RuudaPM
Kremlin propaganda portal head Kornilov detained by Estonian police
Aleksandr Kornilov was detained yesterday as suspected in tax offence. In 2014 annual account by security police Mr Kornilov is listed for advancing the Kremlin propaganda.
17.08.2016, Liis VelskerPM
Adviser to Rõivas not backing down on excise rise
Contradicting the everyday experience of Estonians getting cheap alcohol from Valka, Latvia right across the border, adviser to Prime Minister on economy and finances Martin Lindpere cites statistics to prove the price levels of Estonia and Latvia do not differ much. Also, he assures us that Taavi Rõivas has entered no contract in the interests of Alko, the Finnish monopoly, to level vodka prices between the neighbouring nations.
20.06.2016, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
Sõnajalg bros wind park partly financed by major Swedish tax debtor
Busy building a Sindi, Pärnu County wind park, Eurowind is owned by equal parts by turbine maker Eleon owned by Andres and Oleg Sõnajal, and a Panama-registered company E3WA. Representative and owner of the latter is Pär Anton Henrik Stigell (46) who according to Swedish tax board data owes the state 130 million kronor (€14.2m). Into the wind farm, Mr Stigell has invested half million euros.
28.04.2016, Aivar ÕepaPM
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
Fraudster, saint or two-faced Janus?
Court verdicts say that the businessman Raivo Paala is a hardened veteran fraudster who has tried to cheat the state with hundreds of millions of euros. Meanwhile, Mr Paala has this other face of an uncompromising fighter for human rights.
14.04.2016, Nils NiitraPM
Initial Estonian Panama participants unveiled
What Postimees published as suspicion three days ago, related to the Panama info leak, was yesterday confirmed with documents disclosed by ETV's investigative «Eyewitness» show.
14.04.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
Creditor Marcel Vichmann: God knows what Norberg arranged over there
Sunday night, TV news broadcast «Aktuaalne kaamera» unveiled the first name of an Estonian mentioned in the Panama Papers: Kalle Norberg, who provided services to many a super rich in Estonia and ended up in debt.
12.04.2016, Joosep VärkPM
He worked for years at other end of Estonia. Never knew it
Leonid Mihhailov used to work at a car repair shop, as self employed person and paying all his due taxes, writes Den za Dnyom. In 2014, he broke his leg and was on sick leave for two months. Having no income and thus unable to send in the tax money, he opted to give up current job.
04.04.2016, Margus MihkelsPM
New budget head sees trouble ahead in economy of Estonia
As Estonia's veteran budget watchdog Andrus Säälik assumed post as permanent Estonian adviser at OECD in Paris, his chair in September was filled by Sven Kirsipuu with 18 years at finance ministry under his belt. Tomorrow, state budget undergoes its first reading at Riigikogu. To mark the occasion, we thought we'd ask him how Estonian economy is doing?
19.10.2015, Kadri HansaluPM
Taxman takes ax to «acting OÜ»
Tax Board id targeting the enterprises which pretend to offer services while actually working for other business for wages.
13.10.2015, Marge TubalkainPM
Editorial: tax bill to spice up vacation
Tax inspection talk is sensitive, any time. By recent no-confidence vote, the new government has added a dimension or two. Add to this the midsummer tax board announcement of boosted intrusion bill.
Tax teeth bared to bite into donations
Fuel excise rise isn’t the only source the government is eyeing to fund election promises. Civil societies have arisen to battle a bill prepared by finance ministry with potential to substantially suppress desire in Estonians to do good.
18.05.2015, Oliver KundPM
Minimum wagers to get extra €900 per year
At least in terms of financial support, the incoming government leans towards the poor and families with kids. This, say social workers, will ease the tens of thousands barely making it payday to payday.
09.04.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
Editorial: tax law change breeds quitting feeling
For finance minister Maris Lauri, quit slip by Tax and Custom Board director-general Marek Helm was a suddenly. Turns out, she was not the only one surprised. The board has done well. Rather, the decision smells like VAT law amendment and the related changes in how the institution had to operate.
Finance minister suspects several reasons
The dramatic «I quit» slip by Tax Board director-general Marek Helm Under indignant criticism for blanket control of company cars used for private rides took finance minister Maris Lauri (RE) by surprise.
27.02.2015, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
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
Feels like farmers have perhaps survived
Pan-Estonian survey shows farmers grew desperate during the winter but now, with spring in the air, milk seems to sell again.
26.02.2015, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
Farmers furious at requirement to register all hands
July saw entry into force of Tax Board decision prescribing that entrepreneurs register all their workers. Among others, seasonal labour force, one-day-helpers and free-will «bees» must all be entered.
18.07.2014, Kaspar JõgevaPM
Europe eager for tax change
This week EU finance ministers discussed labour tax reductions which, according to Estonia’s Jürgen Ligi, ought to come by cutting tax exemptions – above all.
11.07.2014, Anette ParkseppPM
Taxman not after the tiny transaction
As assured by Tax and Customs Board director general Marek Helm, disappearance of cash would not bring persecution of ordinary people doing petty transactions between each other, but wings of the Big Tax Evader would surely get clipped.
25.11.2013, Nils NiitraPM
Taxman to business: not your enemy
Tax Board director-general Marek Helm expects increased cooperation from private sector, underlining that entrepreneurs need not view them as antagonists.
27.09.2013, Liina Valdre