Tax changes

Key changes in tax legislation in the Baltics in 2019

Sander Adamson Sander Adamson

In the beginning of the year, several tax changes were introduced in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Some of the changes will become effective in 2019. In addition we shall highlight tax rates applicable in the Baltics as of 2019.

In addition to several individual changes, there are also general changes that shall be applicable in all Baltic states as of 2019:

  1. Establishing anti-abuse rules, to avoid aggressive tax planning
  2. VAT treatment of vouchers / gift cards
  3. Changes in taxation of e-services
  4. Increase of excise duties

Grant Thornton Baltic tax specialists prepared an overview of the changes that have taken place in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, which you can find here.

If you have questions about taxes, we are happy to help you. Please contact our tax consultants!

In Estonia:
Sander Adamson
Senior Tax Manager
P +372 626 0500
E-post Sander.Adamson@ee.gt.com

In Latvia:
Mārtiņš Lubgans
Senior Tax Consultant
P +371 6753 5018
E-post Martins.Lubgans@lv.gt.com

In Lithuania:
Vykintas Valiulis
Partner, Head of Tax
Tel +370 6207 4145
E-post Vykintas.Valiulis@lt.gt.com

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