Other audit services
We help clients with the application and use of foreign financial aid of EU and other funds and help prepare financial reports.
The calculator will answer if the company's sales revenue, assets or number of employees exceed the limit of an inspection or audit.
Payroll and related services
We perform payroll accounting for companies whether they employ a few or hundreds of employees.
Grant Thornton Baltic's experienced tax specialists support accountants and offer reasonable and practical solutions.
We prepare annual reports in a timely manner. We help to prepare management reports and various mandatory reports.
Consolidation of financial statements
Our experienced accountants and advisors help you prepare consolidation tables and make the consolidation process more efficient.
Consultancy and temporary staff
Our experienced specialists advise on more complex accounting transactions, rectify poor historic accounting, and offer the temporary replacement of an accountant.
Our CFO services suit companies where creating a CFO position would not be economically feasible, but professional financial leadership is still needed.
Assessment of accounting processes
We help companies to implement accounting practices that are in compliance with local and international standards.
Accounting services for small businesses
We offer affordable service for small businesses. We help organize processes as smartly and cost-effectively as possible.
We keep up with blockchain technology to serve and advise crypto companies. We are supported by a network of colleagues in 130 countries.
Trainings and seminars
Our accountants have experience in all matters related to accounting and reporting. We offer our clients professional training according to their needs.
We offer legal support to both start-ups and expanding companies, making sure that all legal steps are well thought out in detail.
Our specialists advise payment institutions, virtual currency service providers and financial institutions.
We advise on legal, tax and financial matters necessary for better management of the company's legal or organizational structure.
We provide advice in all aspects of the transaction process.
Legal due diligence
We thoroughly analyze the internal documents, legal relations, and business compliance of the company to be merged or acquired.
In-house lawyer service
The service is intended for entrepreneurs who are looking for a reliable partner to solve the company's day-to-day legal issues.
The contact person service
We offer a contact person service to Estonian companies with a board located abroad.
We organize both public trainings and tailor made trainings ordered by clients on current legal and tax issues.
Business model or strategy renewal
In order to be successful, every company, regardless of the size of the organization, must have a clear strategy, ie know where the whole team is heading.
Marketing and brand strategy; creation and updating of the client management system
We support you in updating your marketing and brand strategy and customer management system, so that you can adapt in this time of rapid changes.
Coaching and development support
A good organizational culture is like a trump card for a company. We guide you how to collect trump cards!
Today, the question is not whether to digitize, but how to do it. We help you develop and implement smart digital solutions.
Sales organisation development
Our mission is to improve our customers' business results by choosing the right focuses and providing a clear and systematic path to a solution.
Business plan development
A good business plan is a guide and management tool for an entrepreneur, a source of information for financial institutions and potential investors to make financial decisions.
We perform due diligence so that investors can get a thorough overview of the company before the planned purchase transaction.
Mergers and acquisitions
We provide advice in all aspects of the transaction process.
We estimate the company's market value, asset value and other asset groups based on internationally accepted methodology.
Forensic expert services
Our experienced, nationally recognized forensic experts provide assessments in the economic and financial field.
Business plans and financial forecasts
The lack of planning and control of cash resources is the reason often given for the failure of many businesses. We help you prepare proper forecasts to reduce business risks.
Business Intelligence and financial management
Analysing and making sense of numbers in financial reports enables a company’s management to identify new prospects of development and growth.
Our experienced reorganizers offer ways to overcome the company's economic difficulties and restore liquidity in order to manage sustainably in the future.
Restructuring and reorganisation
We offer individual complete solutions for reorganizing the structure of companies.
We advise on all matters related to corporate taxation.
Value added tax and other indirect taxes
We have extensive knowledge in the field of VAT, excise duties and customs, both on the national and international level.
We advise on foreign tax systems and international tax regulations, including the requirements of cross-border reporting.
We help plan and document all aspects of a company's transfer pricing strategy.
Taxation of transactions
We plan the tax consequences of a company's acquisition, transfer, refinancing, restructuring, and listing of bonds or shares.
Taxation of employees in cross-border operations
An employee of an Estonian company abroad and an employee of a foreign company in Estonia - we advise on tax rules.
Tax risk audit
We perform a risk audit that helps diagnose and limit tax risks and optimize tax obligations.
Representing the client in Tax Board
We prevent tax problems and ensure smooth communication with the Tax and Customs Board.
Taxation of private individuals
We advise individuals on personal income taxation issues and, represent the client in communication with the Tax and Customs Board.
Pan-Baltic tax system comparison
Our tax specialists have prepared a comparison of the tax systems of the Baltic countries regarding the taxation of companies and individuals.
Recruitment services – personnel search
We help fill positions in your company with competent and dedicated employees who help realize the company's strategic goals.
Recruitment support services
Support services help to determine whether the candidates match the company's expectations. The most used support services are candidate testing and evaluation.
Implementation of human resource management processes
We either assume a full control of the launch of processes related to HR management, or we are a supportive advisory partner for the HR manager.
Audit of HR management processes
We map the HR management processes and provide an overview of how to assess the health of the organization from the HR management perspective.
HR Documentation and Operating Model Advisory Services work
We support companies in setting up HR documentation and operational processes with a necessary quality.
We help to carry out goal-oriented and high-quality employee surveys. We analyse the results, make reports, and draw conclusions.
HR Management outsourcing
We offer both temporary and permanent/long-term HR manager services to companies.
We assist you in performing the internal audit function, performing internal audits and advisory work, evaluating governance, and conducting training.
Internal Audit in the Financial Services Sector
We provide internal audit services to financial sector companies. We can support the creation of an internal audit function already when applying for a sectoral activity license.
Audit of projects
We conduct audits of projects that have received European Union funds, state aid, foreign aid, or other grants.
Prevention of money laundering
We help to prepare a money laundering risk assessment and efficient anti-money laundering procedures, conduct internal audits and training.
Risk assessment and risk management
We advise you on conducting a risk assessment and setting up a risk management system.
At the request of the client, we perform audits, inspections and analyzes with a specific purpose and scope.
External Quality Assessment of the Internal Audit Activity
We conduct an external evaluation of the quality of the internal audit or provide independent assurance on the self-assessment.
Whistleblowing and reporting misconduct
We can help build the whistleblowing system, from implementation, internal repairs and staff training to the creation of a reporting channel and case management.
We help solve issues related to the environment, social capital, employees, business model and good management practices.
Our auditors review and certify sustainability reports in accordance with international standards.
We help investors to analyze the environmental issues, social responsibility and good management practices of the company of interest.
Our international tax specialists define the concept of sustainable tax behavior and provide services related to sustainable tax behavior.
We help assess the digital maturity of your organization, create a strategy that matches your needs and capabilities, and develop key metrics.
We aid you in determining your business’ needs and opportunities, as well as model the business processes to provide the best user experience and efficiency.
Our team of experienced business analysts will help you get a grip on your data by mapping and structuring all the data available.
A proactive cyber strategy delivers you peace of mind, allowing you to focus on realising your company’s growth potential.
Innovation as a Service
On average, one in four projects fails and one in two needs changes. We help manage the innovation of your company's digital solutions!
The Estonian fiscal policy aims at creating favorable conditions for the development of the business and investment climate.
On our behalf, the tax advisers of Grant Thornton Baltic make an effort to provide companies with across-the-board assistance in all issues related to corporate taxes on both the national and international arena. We advise customers in the public and private sector in both typical and more complicated tax issues, exploiting the Grant Thornton international partner network, where necessary.
- Transaction-specific advice within the context of international tax law and tax treaties
- Advice on the suitable legal form and legal structure
- Advice on equity contributions and disbursement
- Exploitation of the income tax paid in foreign countries
- Advice on withholding income tax
- Advice on the effective tax rate of cross-border groups
- Assistance in various fringe benefit issues
- Advice on motivation programs
- Taxation of sole proprietors
Taxation of disbursement
As corporate income is taxed on the source of income, a suitable legal form should be the first matter to be addressed.
Customers often need help in explaining to the tax authority the tax-neutral nature of an ongoing reorganization instead of unlawful transfer of profits at the expense of the primary source of income.
The structure and payouts from equity upon profit distribution or exit from the business are also worthy of attention, as well as financing of business activities from related sources.
Prior to distributing and taxation of profit, entrepreneurs are advised to consider the options of using tax benefits (tax exemption or credit) for transactions conducted in foreign countries or via a subsidiary or associate, thus reducing the tax liability. These issues should also be taken into account in liquidation of inefficient companies. We help our customers to map and implement these options.
The disbursements made for the purchase of various cross-border services may be subjected to the obligation to withhold income tax on different bases and at different rates. In many cases, international treaties either establish a discount rate or provide for an exemption. We advise the customer in adhering to and formalizing the required conditions.
Taxation of labor
The high labour taxes in Estonia are forcing companies to consider the alternatives for enhancing efficiency. More and more companies are searching for various solutions to changing the employment relationship or implementing more favorable compensation strategies. These solutions are often developed without sufficient consideration to the tax-specific consequences, which may trigger a tax liability instead of the desired cost-cut. We assist our customers in implementing a tax-efficient remuneration system, which involves, among other things, the analysis of the employment relationship or other relations under the law of obligations, tax issues and, where necessary, advice on preparing declarations and drafting contracts.
The impact of motivation packages on the employee’s productivity is often overlooked due to fears of a fringe benefit tax of nearly 68%. We have made it our duty to remind customers that the law often provides for exceptions to certain types of benefits. Our tax advisers provide assistance in exploiting these options to the hilt.
By today, the legislator has established guidelines for taxation of options programs, with an exemption provided from fringe benefits in certain conditions. At the same time, many specific motivation programs are still unregulated, leaving employees in a grey zone. We provide assistance in reviewing, preparing and implementing both new and existing options and other motivation programs, exploiting all opportunities.
For sole proprietors, we provide accounting services, file tax declarations and communicate with the tax authority.