Use of e-services

As a non-resident, you can sign in to the Estonian Tax and Customs Board’s e-services environment and use e-services if you have an authentication tool that has a high assurance level.

You can use the following authentication tools to sign in to the e-MTA:

  • Lithuanian mobile-ID
  • Latvian or Lithuanian Smart-ID (except Smart-ID Basic)
  • the electronic identity (eID) tools of the European Union Member States
Member State Name Authentication method Level of assurance
Czech Republic National identification scheme of the Czech Republic CZ eID card High
Federal Republic of Germany German eID based on Extended Access Control National Identity Card High
Electronic Residence Permit High
eID Card for Union Citizens and EEA Nationals High
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Luxembourg national identity card (eID card) Luxembourg eID card High
Italian Republic Italian eID based on National ID card (CIE) Italian eID card (Carta di Identità elettronica) High
SPID – Public System of Digital Identity Aruba PEC SpA; Namirial SpA; InfoCert SpA; In.Te.S.A. SpA; Italian eID based on National ID card (CIE); Poste Italiane SpA; Register.it SpA; Sielte SpA; Telecom Italia Trust Technologies S.r.l.; Lepida SpA Low, substantial, high
Kingdom of Belgium Belgian eID Scheme FAS / Itsme® itsme® mobile App High
Belgian eID Scheme FAS / eCards Belgian Citizen eCard High
Foreigner eCard High
Kingdom of the Netherlands Trust Framework for Electronic Identification (Afsprakenstelsel Elektronische Toegangsdiensten) eHerkenning (for economic operators) Substantial, high
Kingdom of Spain Documento Nacional de Identidad electrónico (DNIe) Spanish ID card (DNIe) High
Portuguese Republic Chave Móvel Digital Digital Mobile Key High
Cartão de Cidadão Portuguese national identity card (eID card) High
Republic of Croatia National Identification and Authentication System (NIAS) Personal Identity Card (eOI) High
Republic of Latvia Latvian eID scheme (eID) eID karte; eParaksts karte; eParaksts karte+; eParaksts​ Substantial, high
Republic of Lithuania Lithuanian National Identity card (eID / ATK) Lithuanian National Identity card (eID / ATK)


High

Slovak Republic National identity scheme of the Slovak Republic Slovak Citizen eCard High
Foreigner eCard

Entering e-MTA

When you first enter the e-MTA, you will be created a user account after successful authentication. Then you must contact the Estonian Tax and Customs Board’s customer support to open e-services.

Steps on first entry to the e-services environment e-MTA
  1. Click on the “E-services” button at the top of our website or enter the e-services environment e-MTA here.
  2. Select a method for signing in and follow the instructions.
  3. After successful authentication, a user account is created for you. The following text will be displayed, please follow the instructions.
     
    Notification on user account creation in e-MTA
  4. The customer support will inform you of the opening of e-services and after that you can enter the e-MTA in the usual manner and use e-services as a natural person on your own behalf. User account details can be found in the e-MTA under “Settings” – “User account”.
  5. If you are a legal representative of a legal person and you need access to e-services on behalf of a company, send a message:
    • in the e-MTA:
      • by selecting “Communication” – “Correspondence”, or
      • by selecting “Send a message” in the Help Center, or
    • to customer support e-mail address e-maks@emta.ee.

Registration as e-resident of Estonia

If you cannot use any of the above authentication methods as a non-resident, we recommend that you register as an e-resident of Estonia.

E-residency offers citizens of foreign countries safe access to the e-services of Estonia. The holder of the digital ID card of an e-resident can sign documents digitally and sign in to all portals and information systems that recognise the Estonian ID card.

You can apply for the digital ID of an Estonian e-resident electronically at the e-Residency website. There you can also find instructions on how to submit an application and additional information on e-Residency.

Last updated: 12.06.2021

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