92,390 taxpayers miss May tax return deadline

Taxpayers waiting to declare their taxes in person at an MTA office.
Taxpayers waiting to declare their taxes in person at an MTA office. Source: ERR

Close to 100,000 taxpayers in Estonia have yet to submit a tax declaration for the 2020 tax year. The filing window opened in mid-February and closed at the end of May.

The Tax and Customs Board (MTA) says that a little under €14 million in rebates are due on the undeclared returns.

Of the 92,390 people not to have submitted a declaration yet, nearly 8,000 owed close to €2 million.  

738,000 tax declarations had been declared as of June, with a total of €72 million due to the MTA as a result, and €192 in rebates also due.

 Those receiving rebates can also donate the money to charity, which over 4,000 have done in respect of the latest tax year, to a total of €185,000 - €50,000 up on the preceding year, the MTA says.

Tax returns can be submitted and amended retroactively for a period of up to three years, the board says.

The largest donations were €24,441 and €9,304 to two different cancer foundations, and €8,384 to the Tartu University Hospital's children's fund.

The deadline for paying tax and payment of refunds is October 1. 

Coronavirus considerations prompted the MTA to encourage online filing.

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Editor: Andrew Whyte

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