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Sunday, 03.05.2015, 14:49
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas said that the government is looking for ways to not have to increase the fuel excise tax in 2019, and is considering very seriously abolishing the VAT concession on accommodation establishments gradually, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Keyword tags: Energy, Estonia, Legislation, Taxation, Transport
At the Tuesday government cabinet meeting, Finance Minister Sven Sester proposed a plan to ease the planned tax hikes, but a decision was not reached, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
An employer's labour costs are significantly lower in Estonia than the EU average, but their growth in recent years has been faster than the EU average, Public Broadcasting cites Statistics Estonia blog, informs LETA.
The Estonian government is prepared to impose a license fee for small businesses to reduce their administrative and tax burden, Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas said, LETA/Äripäev Online reports.
The protest action against fuel excise tax increase gathered over a thousand people on Sunday April 26th in Tallinn and the organisers promise more actions against the government's plan, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
The Prosecutor General's Office in Latvia has not yet requested Saeima to allow MP Regina Locmele-Lunova be prosecuted, however, it is possible that she is involved in a EUR 3.6 million money laundering scheme which the Finance Police recently handed over to the Prosecutor's Office.
Following amendments to the Microenterprise Tax Law that Latvian Saeima passed in the final reading today, the microenterprise tax will be 9% during a three-year period after a microenterprise is established, informs LETA.