Estonia's municipalities, which under law are entitled 11.6 percent of the 20-percent income tax paid by their residents, received €983.8 million from the Estonian Tax and Customs Board (EMTA) under this item in 2017, 8.1 percent more than during the previous year.
The city of Tallinn topped the list of recipients with €372.2 million, up nine percent from 2016, it appears from figures available from the tax authority. The amount paid into the budget of the city of Tartu, meanwhile, grew 6.4 percent to €69.3 million, while income tax receipts paid into the budgets of Narva and Pärnu grew 5.8 percent to €25.7 million and 7.1 percent to €25.1 million, respectively.
Four municipalities registered a reduction in tax receipts compared to the previous year. Saaremaa's Mustjala Municipality registered a decline by 3.2 percent to €370,300, Hiiumaa's Kõpu Municipality a decline by 2.6 percent to €398,200, Vormsi Municipality by 0.6 percent to €354,900, and Alajõe Municipality by 0.5 percent to €281,400.
A total of €84.2 million was paid into municipal budgets in December, indicating an increase of 9.3 percent on year.
Editor: Aili Vahtla