The Estonian Tax and Customs Board (ETCB) reminds that October 1st is the deadline for the payment of land tax, and an update which enables taxpayers to order e-invoices for land tax payments is ready in the e-MTA.
E-invoices can be ordered in an internet bank, on the website arved.ee and in the e-MTA under “Accounting“ - “Ordering e-invoices”. When making an e-invoice order, you need to use an e-MTA prepayment account reference number, which can be found in your land tax notice or via Search of personal reference number on the ETCB website. The order will also be valid for subsequent land tax claims, the annual due dates of which are March 31st and October 1st. Transmission of e-invoices to banks will be started from 20 September 2019 to the clients who have a valid e-invoice order.
Evelyn Liivamägi, Head of Taxes Department, said that this new service of ETCB enables taxpayers to fulfil their future land tax liabilities in due time and in a convenient and contactless way. „Introduction of e-invoices helps us meet the target of providing our clients with as user –friendly services as possible in fulfilling their tax liabilities,“ Liivamägi added.
The land tax e-invoices update was financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The service was developed in collaboration between the Estonian Tax and Customs Board, Information Technology Centre of the Ministry of Finance, Icefire, Nortal and Velvet.
The Estonian Tax and Customs Board (ETCB) together with LHV Pank brought for the first time the business account to the Estonian market at the beginning of this year, which facilitates payment of taxes and reporting for private persons engaged in business. As at the beginning of December, 1626 persons were the users of a business account and more than 1.8 million euros have been transferred into the account.
The willingness of the Estonian citizens to pay taxes has been improved during a year and more and more people will find that payment of taxes is not easy to avoid. Even 92 per cent of the people of Estonia consider payment of taxes their essential obligation, as became evident from the public opinion poll ordered by the Estonian Tax and Customs Board (ETCB).