Taxation of international executives
Residence is the decisive factor in determining the scope of individual income tax liability in Estonia.
While individuals resident in Estonia are subject to tax on worldwide income (with some exceptions as regards income from employment abroad), non-residents are liable to income tax on Estonian-sourced income and income received from non-resident legal entity or via permanent establishment for performance of functions of the member of management or supervisory body of the legal entity or permanent establishment in Estonia.
A non-resident is subject to a final withholding tax of 20 percent on Estonian source income.
The official currency of Estonia is the Euro (EUR). Estonia has a decimal currency system with 100 cents making up EUR1.
Herein, host country/jurisdiction refers to the country/jurisdiction to which the employee is assigned. Home country/jurisdiction refers to the country/jurisdiction where the assignee normally lives when they are not on assignment.
All information contained in this publication is summarized by KPMG Baltics OÜ, the Estonian member firm affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity, based on based on the Estonian Income Tax Act, Social Tax Act, the Web sites of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board, the Police and Border Guard Board and Ministry of Financial Affairs.
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