Local governments' income tax receipts total €107.6 million in July ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

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Tax and Customs Board logo. Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

The Estonian Tax and Customs Board allocated €107.6 million of the income tax collected to local governments this July, which is 0.7 percent less than the amount given to municipalities in the same month last year.

In the first seven months of 2020, the Tax and Customs Board has allocated to local governments €729.3 million of personal income tax, which is 3.5 percent more than during the same period in 2019, data from the Tax and Customs Board shows.

As usual, the biggest income tax allocation was made to the City of Tallinn, which received €40.9 million, 1.1 percent less than last year. In the seven months, Tallinn received €281.5 million, 4.2 percent more than the year before.

Tartu's receipts of income tax fell 0.4 percent to €8.1 million and the annual rate of growth for the first seven months of the year was 4 percent, to €52.9 million.

Pärnu received 3.3 percent less income tax, or altogether €3.4 million in July, and €23.1 million in the seven months from January to July, which represents an increase of 1.4 percent year on year.

The City of Narva received 3.5 percent less tax in July, altogether 2.7 million euros, whereas for seven months the figure grew 0.5 percent to 18 million euros.

In 2020, 11.93 percent of the taxable income of a resident physical person taxed with the 20 percent income tax is paid into the budget of the local government unit of the taxpayer's residence. Thus the municipality gets over a half of the income tax collected from its residents.

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Editor: Kristjan Kallaste

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